For the culture : Hip-Hop and the fight for social justice /

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University of Michigan Press,, Ann Arbor, United States, p.xii, 334 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01089955, (OCoLC)fst01089957, (OCoLC)fst01122603, fast, Justice sociale., Political aspects., Rap (Music), Social aspects., Social justice, Social justice.


Includes bibliographical references and index."For the Culture: Hip-Hop and the Fight for Social Justice documents and analyzes the ways in which Hip-Hop music, artists, scholars, and activists have discussed, promoted, and supported social justice challenges worldwide. Drawing from diverse approaches and methods, the contributors in this volume demonstrate that rap music can positively influence political behavior and fight to change social injustices, and then zoom in on artists whose work has accomplished these ends. The volume explores topics including education and pedagogy; the Black Lives Matter movement; the politics of crime, punishment, and mass incarceration; electoral politics; gender and sexuality; and the global struggle for social justice. Ultimately, the book argues that hip hop is much more than a musical genre or cultural form: Hip-Hop is a resistance mechanism."--