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The Resource Fear of a hip-hop planet : America's new dilemma, D. Marvin Jones

Fear of a hip-hop planet : America's new dilemma, D. Marvin Jones

Label
Fear of a hip-hop planet : America's new dilemma
Title
Fear of a hip-hop planet
Title remainder
America's new dilemma
Statement of responsibility
D. Marvin Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a chronological account of development of rap music going back to the era of slavery. It depicts another side of the "culture wars" debate that shifts away from the "art" or "poison" angle back towards a conversation about the conditions that produced the music. It also shows the deep interconnection between how urban youth are represented in the media and urban policies like the war on drugs, and examines how the geographic split within the black community masks a second split between two disparate cultures both claiming to be black. Every era of the black experience has produced an art form. The first great migration of blacks to urban centers took place in the early 20th century. It produced the blues. Another movement took place between 1970 and 2000, during which time seven million blacks relocated from the suburbs to the inner city. This last migration produced hip-hop music: an art form to express the shared experience of the black majority that has been left behind. Is Gangsta Rap just black noise? Or does it play the same role for urban youth that CNN plays in mainstream America? This set of essays tells us how Gangsta Rap is a creative "report" about an urban crisis, our new American dilemma, and why we need to listen. Increasingly, police, politicians, and late-night talk show hosts portray today's inner cities as violent, crime-ridden war zones. The same moral panic that once focused on blacks in general has now been refocused on urban spaces and the black men who live there, especially those wearing saggy pants and hoodies. The media always spotlights the crime and violence, but rarely gives airtime to the conditions that produced these problems. The dominant narrative holds that the cause of the violence is the pathology of ghetto culture. Hip-hop music is at the center of this conversation. When 16-year-old Chicago youth Derrion Albert was brutally killed by gang members, many blamed rap music. Thus hip-hop music has been demonized not merely as black noise but as a root cause of crime and violence. This book explores and demystifies the politics in which the gulf between the inner city and suburbia have come to signify not only a socio-economic dividing line, but a new socio-cultural divide as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, D. Marvin
Dewey number
973.932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.J647 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hip-hop
  • African Americans
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Fear of a hip-hop planet : America's new dilemma, D. Marvin Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Racing Culture/Erasing Race. From plantation to the hood: a play in three acts -- Thinking with the nigga -- The beauty shop. -- Family Affairs. Souls on ice -- Black skin, new masks: hip-hop and the new politics of blackness -- Lessons from the second civil war -- The trial of Howard Colvin -- "We are Oscar Grant!" -- Race and reconciliation -- The last word
  • From plantation to the hood: a play in three acts -- Thinking with the nigga -- The beauty shop -- Souls on ice -- Black skin, new masks: hip-hop and the new politics of blackness -- Lessons from the second civil war -- The trial of Howard Colvin -- "We are Oscar Grant!" -- Race and reconciliation -- The last word
Control code
ocn729344456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780313395789
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012037962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022208870
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313395772
  • (OCoLC)729344456
Label
Fear of a hip-hop planet : America's new dilemma, D. Marvin Jones
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Racing Culture/Erasing Race. From plantation to the hood: a play in three acts -- Thinking with the nigga -- The beauty shop. -- Family Affairs. Souls on ice -- Black skin, new masks: hip-hop and the new politics of blackness -- Lessons from the second civil war -- The trial of Howard Colvin -- "We are Oscar Grant!" -- Race and reconciliation -- The last word
  • From plantation to the hood: a play in three acts -- Thinking with the nigga -- The beauty shop -- Souls on ice -- Black skin, new masks: hip-hop and the new politics of blackness -- Lessons from the second civil war -- The trial of Howard Colvin -- "We are Oscar Grant!" -- Race and reconciliation -- The last word
Control code
ocn729344456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780313395789
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012037962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022208870
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313395772
  • (OCoLC)729344456

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