Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America

Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America

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Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America

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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ISBN-13: 9780739127223
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part 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 Part 10 Part 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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