Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop / Edition 1

Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop / Edition 1

by Imani Perry, Imani Perry, Perry
     
 

Focuses on the socially relevant aspects of Hip Hop music: its treatment of the identity of the black subject in a white society, new definitions of blackness and its commercialization.

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Focuses on the socially relevant aspects of Hip Hop music: its treatment of the identity of the black subject in a white society, new definitions of blackness and its commercialization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822334460
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
667,271
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1Hip hop's mama : originalism and identity in the music9
2My mic sound nice : art, community, and consciousness38
3Stinging like Tabasco : structure and format in hip hop compositions58
4The glorious outlaw : hip hop narratives, American law, and the court of public opinion102
5B-boys, players, and preachers : reading masculinity117
6The Venus hip hop and the pink ghetto : negotiating spaces for women155
7Bling bling ... and going pop : consumerism and co-optation in hip hop191

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