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Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (CultureAmerica) [Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the world of. Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar’s new book is a wide-ranging and knowledgeable addition to the expanding field of hip-hop studies. He addresses many. In this groundbreaking book, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar celebrates hip-hop and confronts the cult of authenticity that defines its essential character—that dictates how.

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Hip-Hop Revolution compellingly examines race, gender, authenticity, and this Jeffrdy American generation’s quest for true democracy and liberation. Ogbar is associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.

The Culture and Politics of Rap. He especially explores the lyrical world of rap as artists struggle to define what realness means in an art where class, race, and gender are central to expressions of authenticity-and how this realness is articulated in a society dominated by gendered and racialized stereotypes.


Ogbar also explores problematic black images, including minstrelsy, hip-hop’s social milieu, and the artists’ own historical and political awareness.

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Hip-hop Revolution : The Culture and Politics of Rap

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This single location in South Australia: Description In this groundbreaking book, Jeffrey O. Most important, Ogbar persuasively challenges widely held notions that hip-hop is socially dangerous—to black youths in particular—by addressing the ways in which rappers critically view the popularity of crime-focused lyrics, the antisocial messages hip their peers, and the volatile politics of the word “nigga. Women at the Wheel: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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A writer who’s personally encountered many of hip-hop’s icons, Ogbar traces hip-hop’s rise as a cultural juggernaut, focusing on how it negotiates its own sense of identity. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. His chapter on minstrelsy and hip-hop, for instance, reaches back instructively into age-old stereotypical modes and black representational politics.

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