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  1. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity (African Amer Music in Global Perspective)
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  2. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity (African Amer Music in Global Perspective)

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This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess. Broadening the significance of hip-hop culture by linking it to other expressive forms within popular culture, Miles White examines how these representations have both encouraged the demonization of young black males in the United States and abroad and contributed to the construction of their identities.

 

From Jim Crow to Jay-Z traces black male representations to chattel slavery and American minstrelsy as early examples of fetishization and commodification of black male subjectivity.

Continuing with diverse discussions including black action films, heavyweight prizefighting, Elvis Presley's performance of blackness, and white rappers such as Vanilla Ice and Eminem, White establishes a sophisticated framework for interpreting and critiquing black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture. Arguing that black music has undeniably shaped American popular culture and that hip-hop tropes have exerted a defining influence on young male aspirations and behavior, White draws a critical link between the body, musical sound, and the construction of identity.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Miles White
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9780252093678
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
University of Illinois Press
Manufacturer
University of Illinois Press
NumberOfPages
166
PublicationDate
2011-11-01
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
ReleaseDate
2011-11-01
Studio
University of Illinois Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This was an amazing read that opened my eyes to truths that I've always felt but was unable to eloquently convey in normal conversation.
Thanks for the timely shipping and the great book!
As a doctoral student, I found this book by Miles White to be truly paramount. His careful analysis of race and masculinity within hip-hop culture works as a trenchant critique of any notion of a post-racial American society, pointing to the conditions of inequity and disenfranchisement that are experienced by many individuals as a direct condition of their racial identity. By interrogating the cultural logic through which blackness and masculinity are constructed in our society, he opens up possibilities for more empowering forms of representation and identification both within popular culture and in the lived experiences of race, class and gender. This is truly a must read!
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