Rap Music

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

• Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

• Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

• Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

• Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

• Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737764963
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,186,923
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Does Rap Music Promote Violence?

1 Rap Music Glamorizes and Contributes to Gun Violence Warren Kinsella 11

2 Rap Music No Longer Glamorizes Prison as It Once Did David Dennis 16

3 Sharpton: Ban Artists Linked to Violence Nekesa Mumbi Moody 21

4 Rap Music Can Be Used to Promote Nonviolence Monse Sepulveda 26

5 Rap Music Reflects and African American Culture That Accepts Domestic Violence Brian Sims 32

6 The Rap Community Can Come Together to Reject Domestic Violence Bakari Kitwana 41

Chapter 2 Is Rap Music Harmful to Women?

1 Rap Music Contributes to Worldwide Harm to Women Liza Weisstuch 47

2 Rap Music Has a Long Tradition of Feminism Akoto Ofori-Atta 52

3 Men and Women Should Reject Misogynistic Rap Liz Funk 59

4 Hip-Hop Prison Culture Hurts Women Prison Culture 65

5 R&B Is More Harmful to Women than Rap Brandon Soderberg 70

6 R&B Can Teach Feminist Lessons Sarah Jaffe 77

Chapter 3 What Is the Political Effect of Rap Music?

1 Rap Music Is a Worldwide Form of Political Resistance Andalusia Knoll Scott Pinkelman 84

2 Rap Music Is Not Politically Thoughtful or Effective John H. McWhorter 91

3 Rap's Promotion of Capitalism and Success Is Dangerous Dreda Say Mitchell 98

4 Rap's Promotion of Capitalism and Success Is Healthy Steve Yates 103

Facts About Rap Music 109

Organizations to Contact 113

For Further Reading 117

Index 120

Picture Credits 126

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