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Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Scott Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Great Satan's rage looks at how rap and metal have been highly engaged with America’s role in the world, supercapitalism and their own role within it. This has especially been the case when genres – ... More


Introduction

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Introduction to three examples of a negative turn in American popular culture in the context of the end of the Cold War, and the explosion of 'postmodern' or Supercapitalism: 'niggativity', Nu-metal ... More


Supercapitalism

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Introduces supercapitalism, where politics takes a secondary role to the economy and economic performance. Capitalism is a form of negativity. It transforms the world even as it negates and destroys ... More


Negativity

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

It is of course an error to over narrativise or make too much sense of pop lyrics. The power of pop lyrics lies precisely in their economy or even their poverty, which leads to an excess of possible ... More


Niggativity

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Significantly, the people left unrecognised by the state, or for whom recognition by the state is derisory, live in the places devastated, in the 1980s, by the effects of Reaganomics: ... More


X-essence of the wigga

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

For gangsta rappers, referring only to the experience of everyday life in the ‘hood is illusory, since the records also provide the point of mediation between minority and ajority cultures. Gangsta, ... More


Big Momma Thang

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The opening track to Lil’ Kim’s debut album Hardcore (1996), ‘Intro In A-Minor’ begins with the sound of a car pulling up on a busy New York street, reminiscent of the famous dramatic section at the ... More


Mom and pop rage

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

By associating cunnilingus with a Tootsie commercial aimed at children, Lil’ Kim’s ‘How Many Licks’ mischievously risks broaching one of the biggest taboos in American culture. From the prohibition ... More


Columbine

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Using the statements of Eric Harris, the following argument plots the coordinates of the supercapitalist production of student subjectivity. These statements are not caused by but are nevertheless ... More


Rage of the machine

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

An episode of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match illustrates one of the many misconceptions concerning the relation between rage and the machine. In this episode, pioneering rap-metal band Rage Against the ... More


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