Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America [NOOK Book]

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Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explores four main ideas: hip-hop as a means of expression of racial identity, class status, gender, sexuality, racism, and culture; the appropriation of Black racial identity by South Asian American consumers of hip-hop; the furthering of the discourse on race and ethnic identity in the United States through hip-hop; and the exploration of South Asian Americans' use of hip-hop as a form of social protest. ...
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Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America

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Overview

Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explores four main ideas: hip-hop as a means of expression of racial identity, class status, gender, sexuality, racism, and culture; the appropriation of Black racial identity by South Asian American consumers of hip-hop; the furthering of the discourse on race and ethnic identity in the United States through hip-hop; and the exploration of South Asian Americans' use of hip-hop as a form of social protest. Ultimately, this volume is about broadening our horizons through hip-hop and embracing the South Asian American community's polycultural legacy and future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739131367
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 202
  • File size: 289 KB

Meet the Author

Ajay Nair is Associate Vice Provost at the University of Pennsylvania. Murali Balaji is a lecturer and doctoral fellow at the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter I
Chapter 3
Chapter 1. My Hip Hop Life
Chapter 4
Chapter 2. Polyvalent Voices: Ethnic and Racialized Desi Hip Hop
Chapter 5
Chapter 3. Hip Hop Agitprop
Chapter 6
Chapter 4. B-Boys and Bass Girls: Sex, Style, and Mobility in Indian American Youth Culture
Chapter 7
Chapter 5. How Hip Hop Helped an Indian Girl Find Her Way Home
Chapter 8
Chapter 6. Making Brown Like Dat: South Asians and Hip-Hop
Chapter 9
Chapter 7. Outcaste
Chapter 10
Chapter II
Chapter 11
Chapter 8. Spoken Word
Chapter 12
Chapter 9. The Disjointed Artist
Chapter 13
Chapter 10. Beats, Rhythm, Life
Chapter 14
Chapter 11. Sounds from a Town I Love
Chapter 15
Chapter 12. Words from the Battlefront
Chapter 16
Chapter 13. An Ear to the Streets and a Vibe in the Basement
Chapter 17 Afterword
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