Stare in the Darkness

Author: Lester K. Spence
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816669872
Format: PDF
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Critiquing the true impact of hip-hop culture on politics.

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641102510
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Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.

Knocking the Hustle

Author: Lester Spence
ISBN: 9780692540794
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Over the past several years scholars, activists, and analysts have begun to examine the growing divide between the wealthy and the rest of us, suggesting that the divide can be traced to the neoliberal turn. "I'm not a business man; I'm a business, man." Perhaps no better statement gets at the heart of this turn. Increasingly we're being forced to think of ourselves in entrepreneurial terms, forced to take more and more responsibility for developing our "human capital." Furthermore a range of institutions from churches to schools to entire cities have been remade, restructured to in order to perform like businesses. Finally, even political concepts like freedom, and democracy have been significantly altered. As a result we face higher levels of inequality than any other time over the last century. In Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, Lester K. Spence writes the first book length effort to chart the effects of this transformation on African American communities, in an attempt to revitalize the black political imagination. Rather than asking black men and women to "hustle harder" Spence criticizes the act of hustling itself as a tactic used to demobilize and disempower the communities most in need of empowerment.

Die Mondscheinb ckerin

Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641076773
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Ein bezaubernder Roman voller Liebe und Magie Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter kommt die 17-jährige Emily Benedict nach Mullaby, North Carolina, um dort bei ihrem Großvater zu leben. Schon bald merkt sie, dass in Mullaby ungewöhnliche Dinge vor sich gehen: Nachts huschen Irrlichter durch die Wälder, die Tapete in Emilys Zimmer verändert von allein das Muster, und die Nachbarin Julia Winterson backt Kuchen, die geliebte Menschen anlocken können. Als Emily den jungen Win Coffey kennenlernt, funkt es sofort zwischen den beiden. Aber die Familie Coffey hütet ein sonderbares Geheimnis ...

The Cambridge Companion to Hip Hop

Author: Justin A. Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316239926
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It has been more than thirty-five years since the first commercial recordings of hip-hop music were made. This Companion, written by renowned scholars and industry professionals reflects the passion and scholarly activity occurring in the new generation of hip-hop studies. It covers a diverse range of case studies from Nerdcore hip-hop to instrumental hip-hop to the role of rappers in the Obama campaign and from countries including Senegal, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and the UK. Chapters provide an overview of the 'four elements' of hip-hop - MCing, DJing, break dancing (or breakin'), and graffiti - in addition to key topics such as religion, theatre, film, gender, and politics. Intended for students, scholars, and the most serious of 'hip-hop heads', this collection incorporates methods in studying hip-hop flow, as well as the music analysis of hip-hop and methods from linguistics, political science, gender and film studies to provide exciting new perspectives on this rapidly developing field.

The Hip Hop Obama Reader

Author: Travis L. Gosa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199341818
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Offers an analysis of hip hop and politics in the Obama era and beyond, with new perspectives on hip hop's role in political mobilization, grassroots organizing, campaign branding, and voter turnout