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Estudos Feministas

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WELLER, Wivian. The feminine presence in youth subcultures: the art of becoming visible.Translated byRita de Souza Ávila. Estud. fem. [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

In the existing bibliographic production, there is a gap with regard to feminine participation in youth (sub)cultures. Do young female adolescents constitute a minority in the hip hop movement or in other cultural manifestations such as crews and gangs? This paper calls into question the absence of studies on female youths/adolescents both in the field of youth studies as well as in the sphere of feminist studies, stressing the need for further research that would facilitate the understanding of juvenile actions within their specific contexts. Based on empirical data on Negro female adolescent youths and youths of Turkish origin belonging to the hip hop movement in the cities of Sao Paulo and Berlin, it also focuses on the struggle for space and recognition in a  predominantly male cultural movement.

Keywords : youth and genre; youth cultures; feminist studies; qualitative research.

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