The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back

The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back

Youth, Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics

by Andreana Clay

Published by: NYU Press

240 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814717172
  • Published: July 2012

$26.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814717165
  • Published: July 2012

$89.00

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From youth violence, to the impact of high stakes
educational testing, to editorial hand wringing over the moral failures of
hip-hop culture, young people of color are often portrayed as gang affiliated,
“troubled,” and ultimately, dangerous. The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back examines
how youth activism has emerged to address the persistent inequalities that
affect urban youth of color. Andreana Clay provides a detailed account of the
strategies that youth activists use to frame their social justice agendas and
organize in their local communities.


Based on two years of fieldwork with youth affiliated with
two non-profit organizations in Oakland, California,
The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back shows how youth integrate the history
of social movement activism of the 1960s, popular culture strategies like
hip-hop and spoken word, as well as their experiences in the contemporary urban
landscape, to mobilize their peers. Ultimately, Clay’s comparison of the
two youth organizations and their participants expands our understandings of
youth culture, social movements, popular culture, and race and ethnic
relations.

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