ISBN-10:
0230609619
ISBN-13:
2900230609616
Pub. Date:
07/14/2008
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves / Edition 1

Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves / Edition 1

by H. Osumare

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Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves / Edition 1

Asserting that hip hop culture has become another locus of postmodernity, Osumare explores the intricacies of this phenomenon from the beginning of the Twenty-First century, tracing the aesthetic and socio-political path of the currency of hip hop across the globe.

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ISBN-13: 2900230609616
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/14/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

HALIFU OSUMARE is Assistant Professor, African America and African Studies Program, University of California, Davis, USA.

Table of Contents

Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes, and Def Moves: The Africanist Aesthetic Meets the Hip Hop Globe Beat Streets in the Global Hood: Hip Hop's Connective Marginalities Props to the Local Boyz: Hip Hop Culture in Hawaii 'It's All About the Benjamins' Postmodernism and Hip Hop's Appropriation

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