The mark of criminality : rhetoric, race, and gangsta rap in the war-on-crime era /

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Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press,, United States, p.1 online resource (2017)

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20th century., African Americans, Crime in music., Gangsta rap (Music), History and criticism., Social conditions


Includes bibliographical references and index.Print version record.Figures; Preface: The White Boy Listens to Gangsta Rap; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era; 1. The Horrors and Heroics of Crime; or, Mapping the Mark of Criminality; 2. Parody, Space, and Violence in NWA's Straight Outta Compton; 3. Leisure, Style, and Terror in the G-Funk Era; 4. The Politics, Commerce, and Rage of "Thug Life"; Conclusion: A Politics of Criminality?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.