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

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ISBN-10: 0816669880

ISBN-13: 9780816669882

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lester K. Spence

List price: $22.50
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
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
Language: English

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
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