In the years following the First World War, black Americans began migrating to the cities of the north in increasing numbers. New York's Harlem became a magnet for musicians, writers, artists and performers, whose creative activity was celebrated under the banner of 'the New Negro Arts Movement'.
This book captures an important moment in the history of language and literacy education and the continuing struggle for equal language rights.
Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others.
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop looks at the revolutionary potential of popular culture in the sociohistorical context of globalization. Author M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee's movies, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop nation to reveal the emerging revolutionary paradigm in popular culture.
This video offers an unusual look at the current political and economic crisis in Colombia- including a decades-long civil war, a rampant drug trade, kidnapping for ransom, and financial scandal at the highest level of the government- through the eyes of young Colombians, in particular the country's finest rap musicians, DJs and breakdancers.
On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, killing at least 1,300, destroying over 600,000 houses, and turning downtown New Orleans into an uninhabitable swamp.
In this wide-ranging, academic anthology of essays, interviews and panel discussions, 2005 American Book Award--winner Jeff Chang (Can't Stop, Won't Stop) presents hip-hop's past, present and future as seen by some of its founding figures, guiding lights, journalists and scholars.