Maki Motapanyane, PhD

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Motapanyane, M., ed. Motherhood and Lone/Single Parenting: A 21st Century Perspective. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2016.

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on March 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The 21st century sustains one significant commonality with the decades of the preceding century. The majority of individuals parenting on their own and heading one-parent families continue to be mothers. Even so, current trends in (economic, political, cultural) globalization, technological advancement, shifts in political, economic and social policy, contemporary demographic shifts, changing trends in the labor sector linked to global economics, and developments in legislative and judicial o...

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Motapanyane, M., ed. Mothering in Hip-Hop Culture: Representation and Experience. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012.

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on April 15, 2010 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

An Overview of the Volume


Motherhood is an experience that is ever-present yet invisible in the global music genre of Hip-Hop. This aspect of women's experience has garnered little attention from journalists, writers and scholars of Hip-Hop culture. Nor do we have any understanding of how mothers who remain Hip-Hop culture enthusiasts negotiate their relationship to the culture of Hip-Hop and its music with their children. Furthermore, what are the discursive spaces t...

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