Hip Hop Wars What We Talk about When We Talk about Hip Hop - And Why It Matters
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Description: Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and 'hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining with a critical eye because, as scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States. In The Hip-Hop Wars, Rose explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip-hop cause violence, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? Is hip-hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black culture in hip-hop undermine black advancement? A potent exploration of a divisive and important subject, The Hip-Hop Wars concludes with a call for the regalvanization of the progressive and creative heart of hip-hop. What Rose calls for is not a sanitized vision of the form, but one that more accurately reflects a much richer space of culture, politics, anger, and yes, sex, than the current ubiquitous images in sound and video currently provide.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Top Ten Debates in Hip Hop|
|Hip Hop's Critics|
|Hip Hop Causes Violence|
|Hip Hop Reflects Black Dysfunctional Ghetto Culture|
|Hip Hop Hurts Black People|
|Hip Hop Is Destroying America's Values|
|Hip Hop Demeans Women|
|Hip Hop's Defenders|
|Just Keeping It Real|
|Hip Hop Is Not Responsible for Sexism|
|"There are Bitches and Hoes"|
|We're Not Role Models|
|Nobody Talks About the Positive in Hip Hop|
|Mutual Denials in the Hip Hop Wars|
|Progressive Voices, Energies, and Visions|
|Six Guiding Principles for Progressive Creativity, Consumption, and Community in Hip Hop and Beyond|
|Radio Station Consolidation|