Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
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Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation

Sep 7, 2011

Book description: At its rhythmic, beating heart, Close to the Edge asks whether hip hop can change the world. Hip hop—rapping, beat-making,b-boying, deejaying, graffiti—captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the 1980s, inspiring her and politicizing her along the way. Years later, armed with mc-ing skills and an urge to immerse herself in […]

Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela
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Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela

Apr 10, 2010

Book description: In this vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chávez was elected. Fernandes traces the histories of the barrios, from the guerrilla insurgency, movements against displacement, and cultural resistance of the 1960s and […]

Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures
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Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures

Oct 4, 2006

Book description: In Cuba something curious has happened over the past fifteen years. The government has allowed vocal criticism of its policies to be expressed within the arts. Filmmakers, rappers, and visual and performance artists have addressed sensitive issues including bureaucracy, racial and gender discrimination, emigration, and alienation. How can this vibrant body of work […]

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