In this explosive book, Houston Baker takes stock of the current state of Black Studies in the university and outlines its responsibilities to the newest form of black urban expression--rap. A frank, polemical essay, Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy is an uninhibited defense of Black Studies and an extended commentary on the importance of rap. Written in the midst of the political correctness wars and in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, Baker's meditation on the academy and black urban expression has generated much controversy and comment from both ends of the political spectrum.
Series: Black Literature & Culture S.
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 15th November 1995
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Type: New edition