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Wiggers or White Allies?: White Hip-Hop Culture and Racial Sincerity

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines three white hip-hop artists whose youth was spent consuming and producing hip-hop in interracial neighborhoods or friendship groups: Eminem, Danny Hoch, and Adam Mansbach. Their ... More


Return of the Mecca: Public Enemies, Reaganism, and the Birth of Hip-Hop

Sohail Daulatzai

in Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the aesthetic and political dimensions of the Muslim International through hip-hop culture during a period when the “Black criminal” and the “Muslim terrorist” were viewed as ... More


Dual Citizenship in the Hip-Hop Nation: Gender and Authenticity in Black Youth Culture

Oneka LaBennett

in She's Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter interrogates the common view that hip-hop culture is largely constituted in misogyny, rampant consumerism, and male violence. West Indian girls pursue a symbolic “dual citizenship” as ... More


Affective Gestures: Hip-hop Aesthetics, Blackness, and the Literacy of Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at the ways in which the body, aesthetic features of hip-hop music, and the material culture that surrounds it are deployed to construct affect and help delineate between what is ... More


Next-Door Neighbors: The Intersection of Gender and Pan-Minority Identity

Prudence L. Carter

in Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter investigates how Latinos' racial and ethnic identities yield either similar or dissimilar educational outcomes to African American youth. It analyzes interethnic differences between ... More


Hippies vs hip-hop heads: an exploration of music's ability to communicate an alternative political agenda from the perspective of two divergent musical genres

Janis McNair and John Powles

in Musical Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529361
eISBN:
9780191689628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines the role of music in creating, communicating, and sustaining identities based on particular sub-cultures. It argues that music can be seen as a powerful medium for communicating ... More


Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book introduces the worlds of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo, Norway. The lives of these men are structured by a huge and complex cannabis economy and ... More


Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Angela McMillan Howell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are “problematic” to explore what their daily lives actually entail. The book focuses on the small community of Hamilton, Alabama, to ... More


Race Rebels: Whiteness and the New Masculine Desire

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses whiteness, masculine desire, and the animating absent black presence now inverted since its inception in minstrelsy. It shows how the triumph of hardcore rap makes it clear ... More


The Fire This Time: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Racial Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on comparisons between minstrelsy and constructions of black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture, particularly the context of hard and hardcore styles of rap performance. ... More


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Miles White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, ... More


Epilogue

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter examines how, in the post-MTV world of video culture and the post-hardcore rap world of commodity thugs, mediated images of the black male body remain a fantasy of masculine ... More


In Da Club: How Social Class Shapes the Performative Context

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explains the significance of live performance in hip-hop culture, describing historical shifts from collective, community-based cultural practices to passive, technology-centric ... More


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