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

ISBN-10: 0816669880
ISBN-13: 9780816669882
Edition: 2011
Authors: Lester K. Spence
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Description: Rap#x19;s critique of police brutality in the 1980s. The Hip Hop Political Convention. The rise (and fall) of Kwame Kilpatrick, the #x1C;hip-hop mayor#x1D; of Detroit. Barack Obama echoing the body language of Jay-Z on the campaign trail. A growing  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Rap#x19;s critique of police brutality in the 1980s. The Hip Hop Political Convention. The rise (and fall) of Kwame Kilpatrick, the #x1C;hip-hop mayor#x1D; of Detroit. Barack Obama echoing the body language of Jay-Z on the campaign trail. 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 that rap and hip-hop culture exerts on African American communities. According to a recent Pew survey conducted on the opinions of Black Americans, 71 percent of blacks think that rap is a bad influence. To what extent are African American hopes and fears about hip-hop#x19;s potential political power justified? In Stare in the Darkness, Lester K. Spence answers this question using a blend of neoliberal analysis, survey data, experiments, and case studies. Spence finds that rap does in fact influence black political attitudes. However, rap also reproduces rather than critiques neoliberal ideology. Furthermore, black activists seeking to create an innovative model of hip-hop politics are hamstrung by their reliance on outmoded forms of organizing. By considering the possibilities inherent in the most prolific and prominent activities of hip-hop politics, Stare in the Darknessreveals, in a clear and practical manner, the political consequences of rap culture for black publics.

Introduction: Follow Me into a Solo
In This Journey, You're the Journalist: Rap Lyrics, Neoliberalism, and the Black Parallel Public
A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous: Consuming Rap and Political Attitudes
Follow the Leader: Hip-hop Activism and the Circulation of Black Politics
Put Here to Be Much More Than That: The Rise and Fall of Kwame Kilpatrick
Conclusion: Obama and the Future of Hip-hop Politics
Acknowledgments
Political Platforms for the Hip-hop Social Action Network and the Black Panther Party
National Hip-hop Convention Agenda, 2004
Top Hip-hop Albums for the Week of December 1, 2006
Ownership of Top Market Urban-Urban Adult Contemporary Radio Stations
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index

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