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Hip Hop Reader (08 Edition)

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Tim Strode • Tim Wood

The Hip Hop Reader

LONGMAN TOPICS are brief, thought-provoking readers, each on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Hip hop and composition may seem unrelated, but the connection isn’t hard to make: Hip hop and rap rely on a complex of narrative practices that have clear ties to some of the best American essay writing. The Hip Hop Reader brings together work by important writers about this cultural phenomenon and provides lively selections that represent a variety of styles and interests.

Notable Features of The Hip Hop Reader

  • Examples of writing in a range of genres--scholarly essays, journalistic pieces, album reviews, student writing, and more–illustrate various rhetorical models in each chapter.
  • Chapters are organized around compelling issues such as race, gender, hip hop’s global roots, and hip hop’s political implications.
  • A diverse array of writers, including mainstream critics like Sasha Frere Jones, Jon Pareles, and Kelefa Sanneh and scholars like bell hooks and Tricia Rose, explore a range of experiences and opinions

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Synopsis:

Composition and hip hop may seem unrelated, but the connection isn’t hard to make: Hip hop and rap rely on a complex of narrative practices that have clear ties to some of the best American essay writing.  A Hip Hop Reader brings together work by important writers about this cultural phenomenon and provides lively selections that represent a variety of styles and interests.

Synopsis:

Tim Strode • Tim Wood

The Hip Hop Reader

LONGMAN TOPICS are brief, thought-provoking readers, each on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Hip hop and composition may seem unrelated, but the connection isn’t hard to make: Hip hop and rap rely on a complex of narrative practices that have clear ties to some of the best American essay writing. The Hip Hop Reader brings together work by important writers about this cultural phenomenon and provides lively selections that represent a variety of styles and interests.

Notable Features of The Hip Hop Reader

  • Examples of writing in a range of genres--scholarly essays, journalistic pieces, album reviews, student writing, and more–illustrate various rhetorical models in each chapter.
  • Chapters are organized around compelling issues such as race, gender, hip hop’s global roots, and hip hop’s political implications.
  • A diverse array of writers, including mainstream critics like Sasha Frere Jones, Jon Pareles, and Kelefa Sanneh and scholars like bell hooks and Tricia Rose, explore a range of experiences and opinions

Visit us at www.ablongman.com

Table of Contents

1. Back in the Day: Origins and Definitions of Hip Hop

Cheryl L. Keyes, “The Roots and Stylistic Foundations of the Rap Music Tradition”

Tricia Rose, “Rap Music”

Juan Flores, “Puerto Rican and Proud, Boyee!: Rap Roots and Amnesia”

Sasha Frere Jones, “Ghost’s World: A Wu Tang Member’s New Album”

Shana, Kent “Illmatic: A Journey Into Nas’s State of Mind” (student essay)    

2. Crossing the Color Line: Hip Hop Negotiates the Complexities of Race

N.R. Kleinfield, “Guarding the Borders of the Hip-Hop Nation”

Mark Anthony Neal, “Sold Out on Soul: The Corporate Annexation of Black Popular Music”

David R. Rodiger, “Elvis, Wiggers, and Crossing Over to Nonwhiteness” 

Michel Marriott, “Rap’s Embrace of ‘Nigger’ Fires Bitter Debate”

Touré, “The Hip-Hop Nation: Whose Is It?  In the End Black Men Must Lead.”

3. Your Momma’s a Mack Daddy: Gender Construction in Hip Hop

Marcyliena Morgan, “Hip-Hop Women Shredding the Veil: Race and Class in Popular Feminist Identity”

Kimberle Crenshaw, “Beyond Racism and Misogyny: Black Feminism and 2 Live Crew”

Michele Wallace, “When Black Feminism Faces the Music and the Music Is Rap”

Imani Perry, “The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto: Negotiating Spaces for Women

bell hooks, “The Coolness of Being Real”

4. Growing Up Gangsta: Gangsta Rap and the Politics of Identity

Elizabeth Grant, “Gangsta Rap, the War on Drugs, and the Location of African-American Identity in Los Angeles 1988-92”

Michael Eric Dyson, “Gangsta Rap and American Culture”

John Pareles, “Should Ice Cube’s Voice Be Chilled?”

bell hooks, “Gangsta Culture”  

5. Mapping Rap: East Coast, West Coast, Third Coast, and Beyond

Murray Forman, “‘Represent’: Race, Space and Place in Rap Music”

Ayanna Parris, “Reaching Toward Hip-Hop’s Homeland: Hip Hop in Tanzania” (student essay)

Kelefa Sanneh, “New Orleans Hip Hop is the Home of Gangsta Gumbo”

Kiese Laymon, “Hip Hop Stole My Black Boy”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321385123
Author:
Strode, Tim
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Strode, Timothy Francis
Author:
Strode, Tim
Author:
Wood, Tim
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Longman Topics Series
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.6 x 0.6 in 295 gr

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rap and Hip-Hop
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

Composition and hip hop may seem unrelated, but the connection isn’t hard to make: Hip hop and rap rely on a complex of narrative practices that have clear ties to some of the best American essay writing.  A Hip Hop Reader brings together work by important writers about this cultural phenomenon and provides lively selections that represent a variety of styles and interests.

"Synopsis" by , Tim Strode • Tim Wood

The Hip Hop Reader

LONGMAN TOPICS are brief, thought-provoking readers, each on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Hip hop and composition may seem unrelated, but the connection isn’t hard to make: Hip hop and rap rely on a complex of narrative practices that have clear ties to some of the best American essay writing. The Hip Hop Reader brings together work by important writers about this cultural phenomenon and provides lively selections that represent a variety of styles and interests.

Notable Features of The Hip Hop Reader

  • Examples of writing in a range of genres--scholarly essays, journalistic pieces, album reviews, student writing, and more–illustrate various rhetorical models in each chapter.
  • Chapters are organized around compelling issues such as race, gender, hip hop’s global roots, and hip hop’s political implications.
  • A diverse array of writers, including mainstream critics like Sasha Frere Jones, Jon Pareles, and Kelefa Sanneh and scholars like bell hooks and Tricia Rose, explore a range of experiences and opinions

Visit us at www.ablongman.com

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