ERIC Number: EJ662170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Rap Music and Its Violent Progeny: America's Culture of Violence in Context.
Richardson, Jeanita W.; Scott, Kim A.
Journal of Negro Education, v71 n3 p175-92 Sum 2002
Considers rap music as a creative expression and metaphorical offspring of America's well-established culture of violence, highlighting rap music in the context of a violent culture; violence in music; rap, cultural capital, and social reproduction; rap in the scholarly literature; political and judicial scrutiny of rap; and capitalism and rap. Recommends refusing to accept the culture of violence and seeking alternative songs of transformation, empowerment, and self-determination. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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