Hip-Hop Revolution / Edition 1

Hip-Hop Revolution / Edition 1

by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
     
 

As hip-hop artists constantly struggle to "keep it real," this fascinating study examines the debates over the core codes of hip-hop authenticity—as it reflects and reacts to problematic black images in popular culture—placing hip-hop in its proper cultural, political, and social contexts.See more details below

Overview

As hip-hop artists constantly struggle to "keep it real," this fascinating study examines the debates over the core codes of hip-hop authenticity—as it reflects and reacts to problematic black images in popular culture—placing hip-hop in its proper cultural, political, and social contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615476
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/19/2007
Series:
CultureAmerica
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar is associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut. He is author of Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity and edited the volume The Civil Rights Movement: Problems in American Civilization.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Minstrel Reprise: Hip-Hop and the Evolution of the Black Image in American Popular Culture

2. "Real Niggas": Race, Ethnicity and the Construction of Authenticity in Hip-Hop

3. Between God and Earth: Feminism, Machismo, and Gender in Hip-Hop Music

4. Rebels with a Cause: Gangstas, Militants, Media, and the Contest for Hip-Hop

5. Locked Up: Police, the Prison Industrial Complex, Black Youth, and Social Control

Notes

Index

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