The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in. Title, The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana. Author, Kitwana, Bakari. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The hip hop generation will stand as the testament .
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The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies.
Unlike most self-proclaimed critics out here, Kitwana offers solutions rather than apologetics. Also, Kitwana mentions this in generatjon book but it’s more than just a black movement. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives Liliane rated it liked it Jul 01, The Hip Hop Generation: Will this hip-hop generation bring us pain or honor?
Dec 25, Rushay Booysen rated it liked it. Will they as Fanon said: What I really liked about this book was the author’s ability to suss out the differences between the values and perspective of the Civil Right’s Era generation and the new generation.
Basic Civitas Books- Music – pages. Kitwana has a finger on the pulse of the movement.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture by Bakari Kitwana
Young blacks born between and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. Jul 20, Kates marked it as to-read. A clear-headed approach to addressing societal inequities through the medium of art. He finds the pain of his generation buried in tough, slick gangsta movies, and their voice in the lyrics of rap music, “the black person’s CNN.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His discussion of hip-hop activism is particularly important.
The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
Kitwanx Reed, author of Airing Dirty Laundry. May 27, Joy rated it really liked it. Matthew rated it really liked it Nov 05, Account Options Sign in. I enjoyed parts of the book but wasnt fully satisfied with the read.
The Hip Hop Generation
Want to Read saving…. Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? The hip hop generation is defined as those born after the civil rights era who are tragically not living the dreams of equality of their baby boomer parents. I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points. Published April 24th by Civitas Books first published April If you work with urban youth you need to read this book.
Paired with Chuck D’s idea of prison being the new plantation, revolutionary thinking is in the making.
The Hip Hop Generation: They all need to be challenged to see beyond bwkari current situations and come up with creative ways to surmount these issues regardless. Carter Limited preview – Where Did Our Love Go?
This book is an attempt to use hip hop and certain hip hop generation movies to illustrate the crisis in black culture today.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture
However, he exonerates the rappers with their misogynist lyrics saying that they they don’t really mean it or that the women don’t mind, etc.
Paints a picture of lots of things wrong within my generation.
Kitwana has become a cogent narrator of the hip-hop subculture, a subculture that is helping to shape a whole generation ths African-Americans. Paperbackpages. Basic BooksApr 24, – Music – pages.
Here I really thought Kitwana failed to explain why they were important, what they would accomplish, what implementing them would look like, and how this might affect race relations if they were accepted.
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Others have built on Kitwana’s thesis and spoken of the Hip Hop Generation 2. Also, I think it is over-broad. I really wanted to love this book.