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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.
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Hip Hop Desis explores the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists. Nitasha Tamar Sharma argues that through their lives and lyrics, young "hip hop desis" express a global race consciousness that reflects both their sense of connection with Blacks as racialized minorities in the United States and their diasporic sensibility as part of a global community of South Asians. She emphasizes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nitasha Tamar Sharma
ISBN: 9780822347415 0822347415 9780822347606 0822347601
OCLC Number: 503828219
Description: xiv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 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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An ethnography exploring the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists.  Read more...
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"As the first ethnography of South Asian American hip hop artists, this book is a welcome contribution to the study of hip hop, cultural ownership, and South Asian and black relations. The Read more...

 
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