Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area
Oliver Wang is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. He is the editor of Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide and has written for NPR, Vibe, Wax Poetics, the Los Angeles Times, the Oakland Tribune, and the Village Voice, amongst others.
Team Building: Mobile Crew Formations
This chapter focuses on the “internal” factors that drew young men to join or form crews, including the allure of social status, the aura of work as a DJ, and the appeal of homosociality. By that same token, the chapter also discusses some of the barriers limiting young women’s joining or forming mobile crews of their own.