The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop
By (author) Halifu Osumare
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Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop by Halifu Osumare
Book DescriptionAsserting that hip hop culture has become another locus of postmodernity, Osumare explores the intricacies of this phenomenon from the beginning of the Twenty-First century, tracing the aesthetic and socio-political path of the currency of hip hop across the globe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230609617
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Halifu Osumare
Hiplife in Ghana, Paperback (November 2013)
An ethnographic exploration of hip-hop in Ghana and West Africa more broadly.
Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip Hop, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Halifu Osumare
Explores how a vital, expressive culture, which began in a New York black and Latino impoverished community, has become a global delineating sign. This book investigates the collision and collusion between two globally pervasive forces: transnational media and capital and African American popular culture.
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Author Biography - Halifu Osumare
HALIFU OSUMARE is Assistant Professor, African America and African Studies Program, University of California, Davis, USA.
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