Hip: The History

Hip: The History

by John Leland
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Hip: The History by John Leland

Hip: The History is the story of an American obsession. Derived from the Wolof word hepi or hipi ("to see," or "to open one's eyes"), which came to America with West African Slaves, hip is the dance between black and white-or insider and outsider-that gives America its unique flavor and rhythm. It has created fortunes, destroyed lives and shaped the way millions of us talk, dress, dance, make love or see ourselves in the mirror. Everyone knows what hip is. This is the story of how we got here. Hip: The History draws the connections between Walt Whitman and Richard Hell, or Raymond Chandler and Snoop Dogg. It slinks among the pimps, hustlers, outlaws, junkies, scoundrels, white negroes, Beats, geeks, beboppers and other hipsters who crash the American experiment, and without whom we might all be listening to show tunes. Along the way, Hip: The History looks at hip's quest for authenticity, which binds millions of us together in a paradoxical desire to be different. Because, as George Clinton said, "You can't fake the funk."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060528188
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/02/2005
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,235,661
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

John Leland is a reporter for the New York Times and former editor in chief of Details, and he was an original columnist at SPIN magazine. Robert Christgau of the Village Voice called him "the best American postmod critic (the best new American rock critic period)," and Chuck D of Public Enemy said the nasty parts of the song "Bring the Noise" were written about him. He lives in Manhattan's East Village with his wife, Risa, and son, Jordan.

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Hip, the History 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who can really define the word "hip"? The term has its origins in the 1700s, and its definition has evolved greatly since then. This book is a great tool for chronicling what it has meant through the centuries, and its social impact, especially in America. Definitely recommended for scholars of the culture in the United States.
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Nite delphie(climbs up to a tree a sleeps in a large branch. You almost cant see her.) ~ fatalonie
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