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By Russell A. Potter

Viewing hip-hop because the postmodern successor to African American culture's Jazz modernism, this booklet examines hip-hop music's position within the background of the African-American experience.

Spectacular Vernaculars examines hip-hop's cultural uprising by way of its particular implications for postmodern idea and perform, utilizing the politics of reception as its fundamental rhetorical flooring. Hip-hop tradition regularly, and rap tune specifically, current version websites for such an inquiry, because they enact either postmodern modes of production--the appropriation of tropes, applied sciences, and fabric culture--and a possible technique of resistance to the commodification of cultural kinds below past due capitalism. through paying particular awareness to the ancient and cultural context of hip-hop as a black artform and locating its perform of resistance by way of a postmodernist interpreting of shopper tradition, this publication deals a posh studying of hip-hop as a postmodern perform, with implications either for theories of postmodernism and cultural reviews as an entire.

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