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Psicologia & Sociedade

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MATSUNAGA, Priscila Saemi. Woman's social representations in the hip-hop movement. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.1, pp. 108-116. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822008000100012.

This paper discusses woman's social representations constructed by the hip-hop movement. This movement constitutes a possibility of younger generations to politically manifest themselves, as well as a possibility of artistic production that at the start was more present in non-institutionalized spaces and aimed at the populations living in marginal districts, it is now being currently consumed by youths of distinct social classes. However, the participation of women has not been significant (even though there are women taking part), and frequently negative images of women are conveyed from these songs (or raps). Thus, this study analyses the woman's social representations which are in rap lyrics, querying how such representations have built social ways of "being" a woman.

Keywords : The hip-hop movement; social representations; women.

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