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Hip hop Desis : South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a global race consciousness

Author: Nitasha Tamar Sharma
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: Refiguring American music.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ethnographic study of South Asian American hip hop artists that looks at the cultural and political implications of these artists' use of black popular culture to create and express racial alliances

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nitasha Tamar Sharma
ISBN: 9780822347415 0822347415 9780822347606 0822347601
OCLC Number: 503828219
Description: xiv, 351 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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 --
Conclusion : turning thoughts into action through the politics of identification.
Series Title: Refiguring American music.
Responsibility: Nitasha Tamar Sharma.
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"Hip Hop Desis is peopled with young, innovative characters who want to break out of the restraints that surround them: restraints of community and of stereotype. They are a joy to read about, and Read more...

 
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