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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, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores race and class in mainstream representation of African American popular culture.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyd, Todd.
Am I Black enough for you?
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605931064
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Boyd
ISBN: 0253332427 9780253332424 0253211050 9780253211057
OCLC Number: 35103058
Description: xvi, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dead Man Walkin': Tupac's Journey into the Heart of Darkness --
Introduction: Representin' the Real --
1. Real Niggaz Don't Die: Generational Shifts In Contemporary Black Popular Culture --
2. Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self: The Death of Politics In Rap Music and Popular Culture --
3. A Small Introduction to the "G" Funk Era: Gangsta Rap and Black Masculinity in Contemporary Los Angeles --
4. Young, Black, and Don't Give a Fuck: Experiencing the Cinema of Nihilism --
5. True to the Game: Basketball as the Embodiment of Blackness in Contemporary Popular Culture --
Epilogue: Some New, Improved Shit.
Other Titles: Popular culture from the 'Hood and beyond
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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