Reading response #2 is due Friday @ 11:59 California time.
You should have already received a grade for reading response #1, if you haven’t please let me know in an email and we can work it out!
Complete the interview(s) for P1. Listen to the recording afterwards—or read over your notes—and assemble a P1 statement following the guidelines in the prompt. Get secondary sources to support this statement as needed. In Week 5, you will begin submitting writing for P1 in the peer-review task.
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Davis (1998) “I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama: Ideology, Sexuality and Domesticity.” **In Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday.
Biography: Who is Angela Y. Davis?
Who are the main subjects of this chapter?
What is interesting in terms of their positionality relative to Blues music at the time?
What is a subject position/positionality?
How would you describe Classic Blues musically?
What is the musical form? (Hint! We covered this all last week!)
Let us turn to the lyrics: what are some common themes that you’re pulling out from the lyrics? How does Davis make her point with these lyrical analyses?