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Am I Black enough for you? : Popular culture from the 'Hood and beyond

Author: Todd Boyd
Publisher: Bloomington Indiana University Press 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5. prView all editions and formats
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Explores race and class in mainstream representation of African American popular culture.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Boyd
ISBN: 0253211050 9780253211057 0253332427 9780253332424
OCLC Number: 254926756
Description: xvi, 156 Seiten 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Representin' the Real Pg. 1Chapter 1: Real Niggaz Don't Die: Generational Shifts in Contemporary Popular Culture. Pg. 16Chapter 2: Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self: The Death of Politics in Rap Music and Popular Culture. Pg. 50Chapter 3: A Small Introduction to the `G' Funk Era: Gangsta Rap and Black Masculinity in Contemporary Los Angeles. Pg. 80Chapter 4: Young, Black, and Don't Give a Fuck: Experiencing the Cinema of Nihilism. Pg. 109Chapter 5: True to the Game: Basketball as the Embodiment of Blackness in Contemporary Popular Culture. Pg. 141Epilogue: Some New Improved Shit. Pg. 173
Responsibility: Todd Boyd

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"With this book, Boyd has exponentially increased understanding of the cultural genesis and evolution of the "new" black aesthetics... The language has an "in-your-face" tone, yet it exemplifies the Read more...

 
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