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Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Lester K. Spence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669875
eISBN:
9781452947068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669875.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

A growing number of black activists and artists claim that rap and hip-hop are the basis of an influential new urban social movement. Simultaneously, black citizens evince concern with the effect ... More


Introduction: The State of Hip Hop in the Age of Obama

Erik Nielson and Travis L. Gosa

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides an introduction to the history, music, and political developments of hip hop. Beginning with an interview with Atlanta emcee Killer Mike and his 2012 song “Reagan,” the ... More


Follow the Leader: Hip-hop Activism and theCirculation of Black Politics

Lester K. Spence

in Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669875
eISBN:
9781452947068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669875.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter deals with the circulation of hip-hop politics in relation to concepts about institutionalization, while tackling the question of how ideas about hip-hop and the post-civil rights ... More


What Is “the Power of the Youth”?

Jennifer Tilton

in Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines race and the politics of youth in Oakland, with particular emphasis on youth activists' alternative vision of the politics of childhood and the place of young people in the ... More


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