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Stare in the darkness : the limits of hip-hop and Black politics

Author: Lester K Spence
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spence (political science, Johns Hopkins U.) asks how hip-hop and black politics interface with and shape each other. He examines hip-hop's power and its limitations in helping effect positive political changes for the black community. He argues that rap and hip-hop's politics both mirror and reproduce the neoliberal narrative and the most dominant aspects of black politics. He looks at the history of black  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester K Spence
ISBN: 9780816669875 0816669872 9780816669882 0816669880
OCLC Number: 653122894
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Limits of hip-hop and Black politics
Responsibility: Lester K. Spence.

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Critiquing the true impact of hip-hop culture on politics.  Read more...

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