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The hip hop generation : young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana.

Kitwana, Bakari. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0465029787 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780465029785 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0465029795 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780465029792 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 230 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2002.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The new Black youth culture : the emergence of the hip-hop generation -- America's outcasts : the employment crisis -- Race war : policing, incarceration, and the containment of Black youth -- Where did our love go? : the new war of the sexes -- Young, don't give a fuck, and Black : Black gangster films -- Activism in the hip-hop generation : redefining social responsibility -- The politics of the hip-hop generation : identifying a political agenda -- The challenge of rap : from cultural movement to political power.
Summary, etc.: Young blacks born between 1965 and 1984 belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation's disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives his own social and political analysis. He finds the pain of his generation buried in tough, slick gangsta movies, and their voice in the lyrics of rap music, "the black person's CNN." By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The hip hop generation will stand as the testament of black youth culture at the turn of the century. With insight and understanding, Bakari Kitwana has combined the culture and politics of his generation into a pivotal work in American studies.
Target Audience Note: Adult Follett Library Resources
YA-Adult.
Subject: African American youth > Social life and customs.
African American youth > Social conditions.
Hip-hop.
United States > Social life and customs > 1971-
United States > Social conditions > 1980-

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