Hip Hop America: Power, Politics, and the Word
This course examines the development of hip hop in the US as a cultural, political and artistic resource. In particular, we will examine hip hop literacy, language and learning, art, performance and dress. Topics include: culture, community, crime and injustice, economics, education, family, history, identity, language, politics, sports, race and racism, sex and sexism. Emphasis will be placed on hip hop in a variety of contexts including schools, religious organizations and political movements.