Hip-hop

The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Author: Travis L. Gosa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Hip-hop

Page: 336

View: 548

Offers an analysis of hip hop and politics in the Obama era and beyond, with new perspectives on hip hop's role in political mobilization, grassroots organizing, campaign branding, and voter turnout
History

Religion in the Age of Obama

Author: Juan M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 264

View: 273

This is the first book to focus on the significance of religion during President Obama's years in the White House. Addressing issues ranging from identity politics, immigration, income inequality, Islamophobia and international affairs, Religion in the Age of Obama explores the religious and moral underpinnings of the Obama presidency and subsequent debates regarding his tenure in the White House. It provides an analysis of Obama's beliefs and their relationship to his vision of public life, as well as the way in which the general ethos of religion and non-religion has shifted over the past decade in the United States under his presidency. Topics include how Obama has employed religious rhetoric in response to both international and domestic events, his attempt to inhabit a kind of Blackness that comforts and reassures rather than challenges White America, the limits of Christian hospitality within U.S. immigration policy and the racialization of Islam in the U.S. national imagination. Religion in the Age of Obama shows that the years of the Obama presidency served as a watershed moment of significant reorganization of the role of religion in national public life. It is a timely contribution to debates on religion, race and public life in the United States.
Social Science

Hip Hop around the World: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Social Science

Page: 894

View: 756

This set covers all aspects of international hip hop as expressed through music, art, fashion, dance, and political activity. • Includes contributors from a range of fields, including musicology, theater, and anthropology, giving readers a broad perspective on the genre • Covers hip hop in virtually every country, including countries with severely restricted hip hop activity • Contains comprehensive lists of record labels, films, editor-recommended videos, and more • Shows the influence hip hop has on many aspects of life, such as politics, fashion, dance, and art
History

Hip Hop Ain't Dead: It's Livin' in the White House

Author: Sanford Richmond, PhD

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 386

View: 155

Becoming the first Black president in the history of the United States, and shattering the mold of conventional politics by making hip hop culture his political ally, Obama's public relationship with hip hop throughout his presidency caused an explosion of public dialogue.
Social Science

Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era

Author: Bakari Kitwana

Publisher:

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Category: Social Science

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View: 216

Kitwana, author of the best-selling The Hip-Hop Generation, sits down with leadership of the five major national hip-hop organizations, a larger part of the force that is driving the innovative marriage between hip-hop and civic engagement—The League of Young Voters, The Hip-Hop Congress, The National Hip-Hop Political Convention, The Hip-Hop Caucus and The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Hip Hop Activism in the Obama Era is a collection of interviews with activists and political organizers at the forefront of increasing youth involvement in electoral politics.
Music

Hip Hop's Inheritance

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Music

Page: 302

View: 123

Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement, and 1980s and 1990s postmodern aesthetics. By comparing and contrasting the major motifs of the aforementioned cultural aesthetic traditions with those of hip hop culture, all the while critically exploring the origins and evolution of black popular culture from antebellum America through to 'Obama's America,' Hip Hop's Inheritance demonstrates that the Hip Hop generation is not the first generation of young black folk preoccupied with spirituality and sexuality, race and religion, entertainment and athletics, or ghetto culture and bourgeois culture.
Music

Communicating Hip-Hop: How Hip-Hop Culture Shapes Popular Culture

Author: Nick J. Sciullo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 116

View: 840

This insightful analysis of the broad impact of hip-hop on popular culture examines the circulation of hip-hop through media, academia, business, law, and consumer culture to explain how hip-hop influences thought and action through our societal institutions. • Considers hip-hop across aspects of culture, recognizing hip-hop's pervasive influence on not only clothing styles, music, and brand consumption but also social movements, political activity, legal thought, and artistry • Presents evidence of how U.S. culture is strongly influenced by the main elements of hip-hop culture—emceeing, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti • Argues that hip-hop should be recognized both as an object of study and approach to studying popular culture • Supplies academically rigorous information and perspectives but is written for an educated general readership
Social Science

Stare in the Darkness

Author: Lester K. Spence

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 430

Critiquing the true impact of hip-hop culture on politics.
Social Science

A Hip Hop Activist Speaks Out on Social Issues

Author: Solomon W.F. Comissiong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 160

A Hip Hop Activist Speaks Out on Social Issues is a collection of essays that offers readers brutally honest analysis and commentary regarding a range of social issues and injustices, often ignored by the American corporate media, government and mainstream educational systems. Mass Incarceration, the Military Industrial Complex, Institutional Racism and Capitalism, are just a few of the topics which are deconstructed throughout this unique book. This book also offers up a medley of tangible solutions and challenges for readers to build upon, in an effort to create a better society by collectively ending the longstanding legacy of social injustice within America. This book is riddled with often untaught history and perspectives which make it a great education tool.
Music

The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop

Author: Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 365

View: 120

This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop.