Hip The History

ISBN-10: 0060528184

ISBN-13: 9780060528188

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Leland
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Description: Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and back again. Hip: The History examines how hip has helped shape -- and continues to influence -- America's view of itself, and provides an incisive account of hip's quest for authenticity. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface: Getting Hip
Introduction: What Is Hip? Superficial Reflections on America
In the Beginning There Was Rhythm: Slavery, Minstrelsy and the Blues
The O.G.'s: Emerson, Thoreau, Melville and Whitman
My Black/White Roots: Jazz, the Lost Generation and the Harlem Renaissance
Would a Hipster Hit a Lady? Pulp Fiction, Film Noir and Gangsta Rap
The Golden Age of Hip, Part 1: Bebop, Cool Jazz and the Cold War
The Golden Age of Hip, Part 2: The Beats
The Tricksters: Signifying Monkeys and Other Hip Engines of Progress
Hip Has Three Fingers: The Miseducation of Bugs Bunny
The World Is a Ghetto: Blacks, Jews and Blues
Criminally Hip: Outlaws, Gangsters, Players, Hustlers
Where the Ladies At? Rebel Girls, Riot Grrrls and the Revenge on the Mother
Behind the Music: The Drug Connection
"It's Like Punk Rock, But a Car": Hip Sells Out
Do Geeks Dream of HTML Sheep? A Digressive Journey Through Digital Hip
Everybody's Hip: Superficial Reflections on the White Caucasian
Notes
Photo Credits
Index
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