Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture (Contemporary Black History)

Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture (Contemporary Black History)

By: Tamara Lizette Brown (author), Baruti N. Kopano (author)Paperback

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Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the complicity of African Americans- for commercial purposes and to maintain white ruling class hegemony.

About Author

Dr. Kimberly Brown, Alabama State University, USA Kawachi Clemons, Florida A & M University, USA Ronald L. Jackson, II, University of Cincinnati, USA Dr. Carlos D. Morrison, Alabama State University, USA Dr. Abena Lewis-Mhoon, Coppin State University, USA Jamal L. Ratchford, University of Indianapolis, USA Diarra Osei Robertson, Bowie State University, USA James B. Stewart, Penn State, USA David Taft Terry, Morgan State University, USA


Preface; Tamara Brown PART I: ENTERTAINMENT AND FASHION 1. 'So You Think You Can Dance'; Tamara Brown 2. 'Foraging Fashion'; Abena Lewis-Mhoon 3. 'In the Eye of the Beholder: Definitions of Beauty in Popular Black Magazines'; Kimberly Brown PART II: BLACK POWER STUDIES 4. 'Neutering the Black Power Movement: The Hijacking of Protest Symbolism'; James B. Stewart 5. 'Silent Protest: The Appropriation of Black Athletic Power'; Jamal Ratchford 6. Black Comic Book Characters; David T. Terry PART III: MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY 7. Soul Thieves: White America and the Appropriation of Hip Hop and Black Culture; Baruti Kopano 8. I'm Hip: An Exploration of Rap Music's Creative Guise; Kawachi Clemmons 9. 'Cash Rules Everything Around Me! Appropriation, Commodification and the Politics of Hip Hop and Contemporary Protest Music'; Diarra Osei Robinson 10. 'The Appropriation of Blackness in Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show'; Carlos D. Morrison and Ronald L. Jackson, Jr.

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  • ISBN13: 9780230108974
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780230108974
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0230108970

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