Politics and Social Justice
Civil rights generation, hip hop generation, new cultural politics, cultural criticism, media, masculinity, postructuralism, political rhetoric, reflexivity
The phrases "hip hop" and "activism" aren't always heard together, but it's a marriage that must be made if black empowerment is to succeed.
From Publishers Weekly Based primarily on the authors' experiences hanging out with the owners of a small rap music production company, the first part of this long essay on understanding rap describes the setting in which this subversive music has arisen--the urban ghetto, in this case, the North Dorchester section of Boston.
Few will dispute the profound influence that African American music and movement has had in American and world culture. Dancing Many Drums explores that influence through a groundbreaking collection of essays on African American dance history, theory, and practice. In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as both racial and dance categories.
Incisive analyses of mass media -- including such forms as talk shows, MTV, the internet, soap operas, television sitcoms, dramatic series, pornography, and advertising--enable this provocative new edition of Gender, Race and Class in Media to engage students in critical mass media scholarship.
Psychology has had a number of things to say about black and coloured people and some of which have reinforced stereotyped and derogatory images. This text is an account of black psychology, exploring key theoretical issues in race and gender. It examines the history of racist psychology and of the implicit racism throughoutthe discipline.
Examines life in America, with a focus on politics, from the perspective of two African-American children in over 800 strips.
This book focuses on rap music as a form of African AMerican oral expression, capable of voicing the full range of concerns within the black community, from sexuality to spirituality. Featuring a poetic postscript by C.n Eric Lincoln, this volume also presents essays on hip-hop, the debate over obscene lyrics, ghetto culture, and Islamic ideology.
From Publishers Weekly This collection of 40 essays on music, literature, art and politics confirms Tate's role as a chief progenitor of a New Black Aesthetic, what Gates calls "a body of creativity unfettered by the constraints of a nationalist party line." Consistently interesting, often brilliant, Tate--a staff writer for the Village Voice --modulates funkadelic street argot with a fi