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Gangster rap and its social cost [electronic resource] : exploiting hip hop and using racial stereotypes to entertain America / Benjamin P. Bowser.

By: Bowser, Benjamin P.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2012Description: 1 online resource (xi, 316 p.).ISBN: 9781624993473 (electronic bk.); 1624993478 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Gangsta rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gangster rap and its social cost.DDC classification: 306.4/84249 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- What is hip hop? -- Rap and commercial success -- The rap business and its audience -- Gangster rap as the new minstrel show -- Authenticity and representation -- Gangster rap's use of the N-word -- Gangster raps effects on civil society -- Gangster psychology and its impacts -- Gangster rap's impact on audiences -- Solutions.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- What is hip hop? -- Rap and commercial success -- The rap business and its audience -- Gangster rap as the new minstrel show -- Authenticity and representation -- Gangster rap's use of the N-word -- Gangster raps effects on civil society -- Gangster psychology and its impacts -- Gangster rap's impact on audiences -- Solutions.

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