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Why White Kids Love Hip Hop : Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America - Bakari Kitwana

Why White Kids Love Hip Hop

Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America

Paperback Published: 1st May 2006
ISBN: 9780465037476
Number Of Pages: 240

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Our national conversation about race is ludicrously out of date. Hip hop is the key to understanding how things are changing. In a provocative book that will appeal to hip-hoppers both black and white and their parents, Bakari Kitwana deftly teases apart the culture of hip-hop to illuminate how race is being lived by young Americans. "Why White Kids Love Hip Hop" addresses uncomfortable truths about America's level of comfort with black people, challenging preconceived notions of race. With this brave tour de force, Bakari Kitwana takes his place alongside the greatest African-American intellectuals of the past decades.

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"A well-researched, thought provoking and ultimately convincing narrative that explores why hip-hop has had such a lasting impact on youth culture." Time Out New York"

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Toward a New Racial Politicsp. 1
Questions: Do White Boys Want to Be Black?p. 13
Why White Kids Love Hip-Hopp. 17
Identity Crisis?: More Than Acting Blackp. 53
Erasing Blackness: Are White Suburban Kids Really Hip-Hop's Primary Audience?p. 81
Answers: From W.E.B. Du Bois to Chuck Dp. 107
Wankstas, Wiggers and Wannabes: Hip-Hop, Film and White Boyz in the Hoodp. 111
Fear of a Culture Bandit: Eminem, the Source a[mu]nd America's Racial Politics (Old and New)p. 135
Coalition Building Across Race: Organizing the Hip-Hop Voting Blocp. 163
Acknowledgmentsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780465037476
ISBN-10: 046503747X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.1 x 20.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1