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Author Fernandes, Sujatha, author.

Title Close to the edge : in search of the global hip hop generation / Sujatha Fernandes.

Publication Info. Sydney : NewSouth, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages) : illustrations
Summary At its rhythmic, beating heart, Close to the Edge asks whether hip hop can change the world. Hip hop -- rapping, beat-making, b-boying, deejaying, graffiti -- captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the 1980s, inspiring her and politicizing her along the way. Years later, armed with mc-ing skills and an urge to immerse herself in global hip hop, she embarks on a journey into street culture around the world. From the south side of Chicago to the barrios of Caracas and Havana and the sprawling periphery of Sydney, she grapples with questions of global voices and local critiques, and the rage that underlies both. An engrossing read and an exhilarating travelogue, this punchy book also asks hard questions about dispossession, racism, poverty and the quest for change through a microphone. -- Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200).
Contents The making of a hip hop globe -- Made in Havana City -- Down and underground in Chi-Town -- Blackfulla Blackfulla -- In the mouth of the wolf -- Global rage : over the edge.
Note Print version record.
Subject Hip-hop.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Music -- Social aspects.
Fine Arts.
MUSIC -- Religious -- General.
Hip-hop. (OCoLC)fst00957237
Rap (Music) (OCoLC)fst01089951
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01089957
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title In search of the global hip hop generation
Other Form: Print version: Fernandes, Sujatha. Close to the edge. London ; New York : Verso, 2011 1844677419 (DLC) 2011564581 (OCoLC)711052051
ISBN 9781742245683 (electronic bk.)
1742245684 (electronic bk.)
9781742240961 (electronic bk.)
1742240968 (electronic bk.)
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