The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture

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Basic Books, 2002 - Music - 230 pages
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The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America's sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation's disproportionate social and political troubles, and celebrates the activism and politics that may herald the beginning of a new phase of African-American empowerment.
 

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THE HIP HOP GENERATION: The Crisis in African American Culture

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An authority on hip-hop culture offers a knowing primer on the state of young black Americans.Freelance journalist Kitwana is an astute observer of the "hip-hop generationers," defined by him as black ... Read full review

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Excellent book that provides an Afrocentric perspective of the Hip-hop generation and its place within American society.

Contents

The New Black Youth Culture The Emergence of the HipHop Generation
3
Americas Outcasts The Employment Crisis
25
Race War Policing Incarceration and the Containment of Black Vouth
51
Where Did Our Love Go? The New War of the Sexes
85
Young Dont Give a Fuck and Black Black Gangster Films
121
Activism in the HipHip Generation Redefining Social Responsibility
145
The Politics of the HipHop Generation Identifying a Political Agenda
175
The Challenge of Rap Music From Cultural Movement to Political Power
195
Index
217
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About the author (2002)

Bakari Kitwana was the Executive Editor of The Source from 1994-98; Editorial Director at Third World Press; and a music reviewer for NPR's All Things Considered. He currently freelances for the Village Voice, Savoy, The Source, and the Progressive, and his weekly column, "Do the Knowledge," is published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is the author of The Rap on Gangsta Rap and The Hip Hop Generation. He lives in Westlake, Ohio.

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