Hip hop Desis : South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a global race consciousness / Nitasha Tamar Sharma.

By: Sharma, Nitasha Tamar, 1973- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksRefiguring American music: Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010Copyright date: ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 351 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822392897; 0822392895Subject(s): South Asian Americans -- Music -- Social aspects | Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- United States | Hip-hop -- Influence | South Asian Americans -- Race identity | United States -- Race relations | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Rap & Hip Hop | Hip-hop -- Influence | Race relations | Rap (Music) -- Social aspects | United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hip hop Desis.DDC classification: 782.421649089/914073 LOC classification: ML3918.R37 | S53 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Alternative ethnics : rotten coconuts and ethnic hip hop -- Making race : Desi racial identities, South Asian and Black relations, and racialized hip hop -- Flipping the gender script : gender and sexuality in South Asian and hip hop America -- The appeal of hip hop, ownership, and the politics of location -- Sampling South Asians : dual flows of appropriation and the possibilities of authenticity -- Turning thoughts into action through the politics of identification.
Summary: An ethnography exploring the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Alternative ethnics : rotten coconuts and ethnic hip hop -- Making race : Desi racial identities, South Asian and Black relations, and racialized hip hop -- Flipping the gender script : gender and sexuality in South Asian and hip hop America -- The appeal of hip hop, ownership, and the politics of location -- Sampling South Asians : dual flows of appropriation and the possibilities of authenticity -- Turning thoughts into action through the politics of identification.

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An ethnography exploring the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists.

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This is a powerhouse of a contribution to the study of hip-hop culture. Sharma (African American studies and Asian American studies, Northwestern Univ.) focuses on "Desis," a term used to represent South Asians living in the US. The multiracial makeup of hip-hop culture is a critical element of its global appeal, and the author does well to examine the many issues of racial and cultural identity associated with the music and image of South Asian American hip-hop artists. She does not shy away from any topic, tackling racism, class and cultural discrimination, stereotyping, gender and sexual politics, generational bigotry, and matters of appropriation and authenticity as related to hip-hop. The book is thick with cultural theory and will not be easy going for the inexperienced reader. But those with a serious scholarly interest in hip-hop and/or South Asian American culture will find it a valuable resource. The many photos support the discussion, and Sharma identifies numerous outside avenues of investigation into Desis hip-hop, for example, Web sites, books, and videos. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. A. C. Shahriari Kent State University

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Nitasha Tamar Sharma is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.

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