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Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all: Puerto Ricans (Re)examining and (Re)imagining Their Identities through Islam and Hip Hop

Omar Ramadan-Santiago

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ramadan-Santiago discusses the ways some Puerto Rican Muslims claim membership in the global Hip Hop and Islamic communities where they have not historically been centrally positioned. They ... More


Introduction: “The Art of Getting Ovaries”

Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

in Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479806157
eISBN:
9781479847426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806157.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the stakes of the book by narrating two stories that illustrate how the dynamics of gender difference affect belonging for women who write graffiti on both an individual and a ... More


Islam and Hip Hop in Black America: Oral Tradition as Critical Liberatory Praxis

Amer F. Ahmed

in The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479801404
eISBN:
9781479801435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801404.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the significant connections and interplay between Islam, Black cultural expression and oral traditions, rap, and Hip Hop. Drawing on the literature, the work and words of ... More


Ethnicity and Extreme Locality in South Africa’s Multilingual Hip Hop Ciphas

Quentin E. Williams

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter demonstrates how multilingual youth in South Africa´s multilingual Hip Hop ciphas forge a local variety of Hip Hop Nation Language that relies on the strategic and creative use of ... More


Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora

Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479806157
eISBN:
9781479847426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Since the dawn of Hip Hop graffiti writing in the late ‘60s, graffiti writers have inscribed their tag names on cityscapes across the globe to claim public space and mark their presence. In the ... More


Latina/o-Asian Encounters: Transversal Syntheses in Asia, the “Orient,” and the Ummah in Latina/o Wartime Narrative, Travelogue, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 commences the recovery of an expansive plurality of globalized supra-Latinidades by exploring Latina/o-Asian wartime encounters in life-writing genres, wartime cinema, and performative ... More


The Day George Floyd Died: Change That Goes beyond Police Reform

William E. Cross Jr.

in The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479801404
eISBN:
9781479801435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801404.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the historical contexts that led to the deaths of George Floyd and other Black people by police brutality and the deaths of despair of economically disadvantaged whites. Tracing ... More


Music Born of the Streets: Hip-Hop’s Articulations of Urban Life and Identity

Yelena Bailey

in How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660592
eISBN:
9781469660615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 examines the history of hip hop as a genre that was literally created in the streets (at block parties). Additionally, this chapter explores the role of hip hop as a Black art form that ... More


Mediated Subjectivities

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The chapter focuses on the televisual and lived experiences of the dancers and choreographers to connect the production of spectacle on the screen to their everyday lives. It captures these ... More


“His Master’s Voice” and (R)evolutionary Signifyin’

M.I. Franklin

in Sampling Politics: Music and the Geocultural

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190855475
eISBN:
9780190855512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855475.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 turns to sampling as it is usually understood: integral to Hip-Hop culture. The track in point is “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, a track that others have ... More


From Upstanding Citizen to North American Rapper and Back Again: The Racial Malleability of Poor Male Brazilian Youth

Jennifer Roth-Gordon

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter foregrounds the idea that bodies are racially malleable—that is, that people engage in daily practices (such as clothing, bodily aesthetics, and language) in order to change the ways ... More


The Lower Frequencies: Hip-Hop Satire in the New Millennium

Kinohi Nishikawa

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that hip-hop satire offers a critique of commercial hip-hop’s fetishization of racial authenticity. Mighty Casey, Childish Gambino, and Little Brother all challenge the ... More


Techniques: French Urban Dance in Intellectual Context

Felicia McCarren

in French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939954
eISBN:
9780199347353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939954.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 puts hip hop and its pedagogy into the context of this French theory of practice, considering how a climate created by French intellectuals focusing on practice and understanding bodies as ... More


Stepping On and Across Boundaries

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199845279
eISBN:
9780199369614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845279.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity

Based on interviews and participant observation, this chapter foregrounds race as it examines the meanings attached to men’s bodies, to bodily movement, and to dance. It considers the interplay ... More


Posthuman Rap

Justin Adams Burton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190235451
eISBN:
9780190235499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what it means to be human. Contemporary humanity is shaped in neoliberal terms, where being ... More


Boys Only!: Gender-Based Pedagogical Practices in a Commercial Dance Studio

Carolyn Hebert

in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This ethnographic case study discusses the experiences of nine competitive male hip hop dancers as they participated in an all-male jazz technique class, which was taught by the researcher, in a ... More


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