“In each move we make, problematizing power differences is at stake, whether they exist between us as co-ethnographers, between us and our research partners, or whether they are those that beset all of us involved in this study,” write Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay, both white, describing their research project on Black women’s culture production and community-building work through hip hop in Detroit (xxii). Readers are thus introduced to an immersive research/academic experience and story about a community that needs to be told. Unique to this project are the authors’ immersion in, and intentional relationship-building with, the community members they chose to study. Using a feminist reflexive approach, Farrugia and Hay took seriously the practice of collaborating and being with members of The Foundation, a group dedicated to supporting and making space for...

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