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In This Journey, You’re the Journalist: Rap Lyrics, Neoliberalism, andthe Black Parallel Public

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/9780816669875.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the politics of rap production, stressing the politics of rap realism and neoliberalism, as well as citing Imani Perry’s theorization of the role of realism within rap music. ... More


Expression and Truth: On the Music of Knowledge

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273955
eISBN:
9780520953840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273955.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Expression and truth are traditional opposites in Western thought: expression supposedly refers to states of mind, truth to states of affairs. Expression and Truth rejects this opposition and ... More


Wittgenstein, Music, and the Aroma of Coffee: Expression is Description.

Lawrence Kramer

in Expression and Truth: On the Music of Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273955
eISBN:
9780520953840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273955.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops the thesis that expression is description. Expression becomes description when it induces the special type of change in perception that Wittgenstein calls the “lighting up of an ... More


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