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The hip hop wars : what we talk about when we talk about hip hop--and why it matters

Author: Tricia Rose
Publisher: New York : BasicCivitas, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rose, Tricia.
Hip hop wars.
New York : BasicCivitas, c2008
(OCoLC)607733659
Online version:
Rose, Tricia.
Hip hop wars.
New York : BasicCivitas, c2008
(OCoLC)609144711
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tricia Rose
ISBN: 9780465008971 0465008976
OCLC Number: 191926020
Description: xii, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1: Top Ten Debates In Hip Hop --
Hip hop's critics --
1: Hip hop causes violence --
2: Hip hop reflects black dysfunctional ghetto culture --
3: Hip hop hurts black people --
4: Hip hop is destroying America's values --
5: Hip hop demeans women --
Hip hop's defenders --
6: Just keeping it real --
7: Hip hop is not responsible for sexism --
8: There are bitches and hoes --
9: We're not role models --
10: Nobody talks about the positive in hip hop --
Part 2: Progressive Futures --
11: Mutual denials in the hip hop wars --
12: Progressive voices, energies, and visions --
13: Six guiding principles for progressive creativity, consumption, and community in hip hop and beyond --
Appendix: Radio station consolidation --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: What we talk about when we talk about hip hop--and why it matters
Responsibility: Tricia Rose.

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A pioneering expert in the study of hip-hop explains why the music matters--and why the battles surrounding it are so very fierce.  Read more...
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