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Foundation : b-boys, b-girls, and hip-hop culture in New York

Author: Joseph Glenn Schloss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture. Drawing on anthropological and historical research, interviews and personal experience as a student of the dance, Joseph Schloss presents a nuanced picture of b-boying and its social context.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Glenn Schloss
ISBN: 9780195334050 0195334051 9780195334067 019533406X
OCLC Number: 223876437
Description: ix, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "The original essence of the dance" : history, community, and classic b-boy records --
"Getting your foundation" : pedagogy --
"We have to be exaggerated" : aesthetics --
"In the cypher" : b-boy spaces --
"I hate b-boys--
that's why I break" : battling --
From rocking to b-boying : history and mystery.
Other Titles: B-boys, b-girls, and hip-hop culture in New York
Responsibility: Joseph G. Schloss.
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Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture. Drawing on anthropological and historical research, interviews and personal experience as a student of the dance, Joseph Schloss presents a nuanced picture of b-boying and its social context.

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There is no richer example of tradition in Hip-Hop culture, than the legacy of B-Boys and B-Girls. Foundation gives voice to these often forgotten actors in hip-hop history, giving us all a clue Read more...

 
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