Prophets of the Hood Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop

ISBN-10: 0822334461
ISBN-13: 9780822334460
Edition: 2004
Authors: Imani Perry
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Description: Imani Perry focuses on the socially relevant aspects of hip hop music; its treatment of the identity of the black subject in a white society, new definitions of blackness and its commercialisation.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Imani Perry focuses on the socially relevant aspects of hip hop music; its treatment of the identity of the black subject in a white society, new definitions of blackness and its commercialisation.

Imani Perryis a professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization and a J.D. both from Harvard and is the author ofProphets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Hip Hop's Mama: Originalism and Identity in the Music
My Mic Sound Nice: Art, Community, and Consciousness
Stinging Like Tabasco: Structure and Format in Hip Hop Compositions
The Glorious Outlaw: Hip Hop Narratives, American Law, and the Court of Public Opinion
B-Boys, Players, and Preachers: Reading Masculinity
The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto: Negotiating Spaces for Women
Bling Bling…and Going Pop: Consumerism and Co-optation in Hip Hop
Notes
Index

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