Word Warriors

Author: Alix Olson
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781580052214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Collects the work of a variety of female spoken word artists, including Patricia Smith, Eileen Myles, Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad, Staceyann Chin, and Michelle Tea.

Hip Hop s Amnesia

Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174924
Format: PDF
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What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women's Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? In Hip Hop's Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist, and multi-instrumentalist Reiland Rabaka answers these questions by rescuing and reclaiming the often-overlooked early twentieth century origins and evolution of rap music and hip hop culture.

Punk Rock Warlord the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

Author: Barry J. Faulk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351168827
Format: PDF
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Punk Rock Warlord explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at scholars and general readers interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections between pop music and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic. Contributors to the collection represent a wide range of disciplines, including history, sociology, musicology, and literature; their work examines all phases of Strummer’s career, from his early days as ’Woody’ the busker to the whirlwind years as front man for The Clash, to the ’wilderness years’ and Strummer’s final days with the Mescaleros. Punk Rock Warlord offers an engaging survey of its subject, while at the same time challenging some of the historical narratives that have been constructed around Strummer the Punk Icon. The essays in Punk Rock Warlord address issues including John Graham Mellor’s self-fashioning as ’Joe Strummer, rock revolutionary’; critical and media constructions of punk; and the singer’s complicated and changing relationship to feminism and anti-racist politics. These diverse essays nevertheless cohere around the claim that Strummer’s look, style, and musical repertoire are so rooted in both English and American cultures that he cannot finally be extricated from either.

Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education

Author: Nelson M. Rodriguez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137554258
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book advances a broad constellation of critical concepts situated within the field of queer studies and education. Collectively, the concepts take up a cross-section of scholarship that speaks to various political, epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical concerns. Given the ongoing global centrality of sociocultural and political developments related to the topic of LGBTQ in the twenty-first century, the concepts in this volume and the issues raised by each contributor will have wide international appeal among researchers, scholars, educators, students, and activists working at the intersection of queer studies and education.

Haiti Glass

Author: Lenelle Mo•se
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 0872866149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New poetry from City Lights/Sister Spit! With rhythmic poetry and intimate prose, Haiti Glass offers an unflinching look at disaster, desire, and death-defying love.

15 Ways to Stay Alive

Author: Daphne Gottlieb
Publisher: Manic D Press
ISBN: 1933149558
Format: PDF, Docs
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Broken hearts, scattered dreams, postpunk politics, and postmodern cut-up collages spiral and flow in award-winning poet Daphne Gottlieb’s latest collection of startling new works that explore survival after personal or communal disasters and the renewal that follows. Whether she’s writing about unanticipated outcomes (“After the Midway Ride Collapsed”), her mother’s passing (“Somewhere, Over”), or absurd situations (“Preoccupation”), Gottlieb’s deeply personal insights into the complex areas where life and contemporary culture collide offer readers a unique, thought-provoking perspective. "I Have Always Confused Desire with Apocalypse" We met over a small earthquake. Now, my knees shake whenever you come around and I’ve noticed your hand has a slight tremor. Daphne Gottlieb is the award-winning author of seven books including the critically acclaimed poetry collection Final Girl (Soft Skull Press) and the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious (Cleis Press), illustrated by Diane DiMassa. Gottlieb has performed and taught creative writing workshops throughout the United States. She received her MFA from Mills College, and currently resides in San Francisco.