Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 25, 2016 - Music - 286 pages
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Hip Hop Headphones is a crash course in Hip Hop culture. Featuring definitions, lectures, academic essays, and other scholarly discussions and resources, Hip Hop Headphones documents the scholarship of Dr. James B. Peterson, founder of Hip Hop Scholars-an organization devoted to developing the educational potential of Hip Hop.

Defining Hip Hop from multi-disciplinary perspectives that embrace the elemental forms of Hip Hop Culture (b-boying, dj-ing, rapping, and graffiti art), Hip Hop Headphones is the definitive guide to how Hip Hop culture can be used in the classroom to engage and inspire students.

 

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Contents

Critical Listening in Critical Times
1
Part 1 Definitions
13
Part 2 Speech and Beats
63
Part 3 Scholarly Reviews
93
Part 4 Rap Around the Table
115
Part 5 Rapademics
147
A Collection of HipHop Syllabi
209
The Play List Pedagogy
241
Notes
252
Bibliography
269
Index
276
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James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.

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