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The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Civitas Books
Publication date January 24, 2017
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465096893
ISBN-10 0465096891
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.99
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Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and ’hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining with a critical eye because, as scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States.

In The Hip-Hop Wars, Rose explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip-hop cause violence, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? Is hip-hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black culture in hip-hop undermine black advancement?

A potent exploration of a divisive and important subject, The Hip-Hop Wars concludes with a call for the regalvanization of the progressive and creative heart of hip-hop. What Rose calls for is not a sanitized vision of the form, but one that more accurately reflects a much richer space of culture, politics, anger, and yes, sex, than the current ubiquitous images in sound and video currently provide.



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2 edition from Basic Civitas Books (January 24, 2017); titled "The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters"
9780465096893 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.99
About: Hip-hop is in crisis.
from Basic Civitas Books (December 1, 2008); titled "The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters"
9780465008971 | details & prices | 308 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.99
About: How hip hop shapes our conversations about race--and how race influences our consideration of hip hop Hip hop is a distinctive form of black art in America-from Tupac to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has long given voice to the African American experience.

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