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SSI2-127: Hip-Hop Philosophy: Evaluating Sources

Ways of Evaluating a Source

You can evaluate a source by looking at the cited references, who is citing them, and by investigating the author.

Cited References

Roach, S. (2019), Black Respectable Currency: Reading Black Feminism and Sexuality in Contemporary Performance. J Am Cult, 42: 10-20. https://doi-org.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/10.1111/jacc.12970

Who is the author citing in their work? Are they citing references from journals in the field? From reputable journals in the field? From authors you know? 

Who is Citing Them?

Roach, S. (2019), Black Respectable Currency: Reading Black Feminism and Sexuality in Contemporary Performance. J Am Cult, 42: 10-20. https://doi-org.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/10.1111/jacc.12970

Who has cited this work? Sometimes the database you found the citation in will tell you if anyone has cited this work. You can sometimes find this information out using Google Scholar

Who is the Author?

Roach, S. (2019), Black Respectable Currency: Reading Black Feminism and Sexuality in Contemporary Performance. J Am Cult, 42: 10-20. https://doi-org.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/10.1111/jacc.12970

  • Who is the author? Are they a scholar in the field in which you're researching? What do they teach?
  • Is this a new avenue of study for them? Part of an existing body of work?
  • Who is citing this author?

You can search Google for information on the author; sometimes they have an author profile on Google Scholar.

What is the H-Index?

What is the i10-Index?

Hunter, M., & Cuenca, A. (2017). Nicki minaj and the changing politics of hip-hop: Real blackness, real bodies, real feminism? Feminist Formations, 29(2), 26-46. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.ups.edu/10.1353/ff.2017.0015

Google Scholar entry

M. Hunter's Google Scholar Profile