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Hip-Hop Studies
An International Bibliography and Resource Guide

By John Gray

Price: $150.00
Binding: Cloth
ISBN: 9780984413461
1136 pages
African Diaspora Press
Pub. Date: September 2016

SUBJECTS
Music -- Popular
Dance -- Popular
Popular Culture
Youth Studies
Ethnic Studies

SERIES TITLE: Black Music Reference Series
SERIES NUMBER: 7

REVIEWS
"...a worthwhile addition to all music collections...Highly recommended. All libraries. All levels." -- Choice

DESCRIPTION
This remarkable new study provides the first comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of Hip-Hop Studies and its enormous literature. Comprised of more than 7000 entries it encompasses both the early journalistic and popular writing on the subject as well as the wealth of scholarship that has emerged since the mid-1990s. The book’s main focus is on three of hip-hop’s most important facets—MCing, Djing and dance—along with a variety of related dance music styles, e.g., house, techno, and reggaeton. Highlights include the work’s in-depth topical and regional coverage which documents hip-hop’s history and evolution, both at home and abroad, as well as its enormous biographical section which covers almost 1900 individual MCs, DJs, dancers, record producers, and others.

Entries in Hip-Hop Studies span from the first reports on the then nascent idiom in 1978 to the most recent digital scholarship of 2014 in fields ranging from history, anthropology, and sociology to Black and ethnic studies, gender studies, religious studies, law and economics. The book concludes with an extensive reference section that offers a list of Sources Consulted, a guide to relevant Libraries and Archives, two appendices, and separate Author and Subject Indexes. An essential resource for all academic and large public libraries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I.   GENERAL WORKS
II.  TOPICAL STUDIES
         Advertising/Marketing
         Aesthetics
         Alternative Rap
         Authenticity
         Bibliographies
         Black Identity
         Censorship/First Amendment Issues
         Crime/Criminal Justice System
         Dance
         Discographies
         Djing and Turntablism
         Drugs/Alcohol
         Economic Aspects
         Education
         Equipment and Technology
         Family (Clans, Cliques, Posses)
         Film, Television, and Video
         Five Percent Nation
         Gangsta Rap
         Gender and Sexuality
              Men
              Women
         Internet/Cyberculture
         Islam
         Jazz
         Journalism/Media
              The Source
              Vibe
         Language and Linguistics
         Lexicons
         Lyrics
         MCing/Rapping
         Methods
         Oral Traditions (Toasts, The Dozens, etc.)
         Other Styles of Electronic Dance Music (House, Techno, etc.)
         Photography
         Politics
         Race and Ethnicity
         Radio
         Recording Industry
              Death Row Records
              Def Jam Records
              Interscope Records
              Jive Records
              Murder Inc.
              Priority Records
              Profile Records
              Time Warner
         Religion and Spirituality
         Sampling
         Style and Fashion
         Therapeutic Aspects
         Violence
              Stop the Violence Movement
         Visual Aesthetics
              Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhyme & Rage
         Whites and Whiteness
III.  REGIONAL STUDIES
          Albania
          Algeria
          Angola
          Argentina
          Australia
          Austria
          Balkans
          Belgium
          Benin
          Bolivia
          Bosnia & Herzegovina
          Brazil
          Bulgaria
          Burkina Faso
          California
          Cambodia
          Cameroon
          Canada
          Chile
          China
          Colombia
          Colorado
          Connecticut
          Cote d’Ivoire
          Croatia
          Cuba
          Cyprus
          Czech Republic
          Democratic Republic of Congo
          Denmark
          District of Columbia
          Dominican Republic
          Ecuador
          Egypt
          Equatorial Guinea
          Estonia
          Finland
          Florida
          France
          Gabon
          Georgia
          Georgia, Republic of
          Germany
          Ghana
          Great Britain and Wales
          Greece
          Guadeloupe
          Guinea
          Hawaii
          Hungary
          Iceland
          Illinois
          India
          Indiana
          Indonesia
          Iran
          Iraq
          Israel/Palestine
          Italy
          Jamaica
          Japan
          Jordan
          Kenya
          Lebanon
          Liberia
          Libya
          Louisiana
          Madagascar
          Malawi
          Malaysia
          Mali
          Martinique
          Maryland
          Massachusetts
          Mauritania
          Mauritius
          Mexico
          Michigan
          Minnesota
          Mississippi
          Missouri
          Mongolia
          Morocco
          Myanmar
          Netherlands, The
          Nevada
          New Jersey
          New York
          New Zealand
          Niger
          Nigeria
          North Carolina
          Norway
          Oregon
          Pacific Islands/Oceania
          Pakistan
          Panama
          Pennsylvania
          Peru
          Philippines
          Poland
          Portugal
          Puerto Rico
          Reunion
          Romania
          Russia
          Scotland
          Senegal
          Serbia
          Sierra Leone
          Singapore
          Slovakia
          Slovenia
          Somalia
          South Africa
          South Korea
          Spain
          Sri Lanka
          Sudan
          Sweden
          Switzerland
          Syria
          Taiwan
          Tanzania
          Tennessee
          Texas
          Trinidad
          Tunisia
          Turkey
          Tuva
          Uganda
          Ukraine
          Utah
          Venezuela
          Virginia
          Washington
          Wisconsin
          Zimbabwe
IV.  BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
Sources Consulted
Libraries and Archives
Appendix I: List of Individuals and Ensembles by Idiom/Occupation
Appendix II: List of Individuals and Ensembles by Country
Author Index
Subject Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOHN GRAY is a veteran independent scholar specializing in the expressive arts and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. His previous publications include Carnival, Calypso and Steel Pan; Afro-Brazilian Music; Afro-Cuban Music; Jamaican Popular Music; From Vodou to Zouk; African Music; Fire Music; and Blacks in Classical Music. His work Baila! A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa, was the recipient of the 2015 Vincent H. Duckles Award (for best book-length bibliography or reference work published in 2013) from the Music Library Association.


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