Performance and Embodied Politics in Favela Funk
Bitches Unleashed: Performance andEmbodied Politics in Favela Funk
“Centering the voices and performances of funkeiras—Black and Brown favela performers—to examine embodied gender politics in Brazil, Bitches Unleashed: Performance and Embodied Politics in Favela Funk offers fresh and insightful ways to engage with racialized performances of femininity from the perspective of the Global South. Theoretically rich and methodologically sensitive, Moreira decenters white, Western epistemological frameworks to provide an important contribution to Communication, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies. This is a timely and significant book!”
Gust A. Yep, Professor, Communication Studies Department,Graduate Faculty, Sexuality Studies Program,Faculty, Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership,San Francisco State University
“Bitches Unleashed: Performance and Embodied Politics in Favela Funk represents truly cutting-edge, outstanding and groundbreaking scholarship in Critical Intercultural Communication Studies. Raquel Moreira demonstrates an intersectional, performative approach to study historically nuanced and culturally specific modes of gender, sexuality, and the body among Brazil’s favela funk performers who are mostly Black and brown singers in the age of globalization. The most significant aspect of this book is to unapologetically showcase the paradox of desire in performing hypersexualized feminine genders which are often controlled, disciplined, and surveilled by patriarchy, sexism, and heteronormativity.”
Shinsuke Eguchi, Associate Professor,Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico
“I loved this book and could not put it down. While academic in tone, it is also conversational and interesting to read for any audience....
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