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Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice Third Printing
This is the first book-length ethnography of young people and their uses of hip-hop culture. Drawing together historical work on hip hop and rap music as well as four years of research at a local community center, Greg Dimitriadis argues that contemporary youth are increasingly fashioning notions of self and community outside of school in ways that educators have largely i ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published February 24th 2005 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
(first published May 1st 2001)
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. As the editors say in the preface, this is a book that combines text and context; not just analyzing texts but also looking at how people use these texts. There is a point that the author makes however, is that we can not just be optimistic and see reader response or viewer response as a full exercise of power since the economic and social realities still exist, however filtered by the media. The information as well as the theoretical approach is valuable. Hip-Hop originally was a performance ...more