The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in. Title, The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana. Author, Kitwana, Bakari. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The hip hop generation will stand as the testament .
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Education is the key out of hope and despair. Marcus rated it really kitdana it Aug 18, I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America’s sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation’s disproportionate social and political troubles, and celebrates the activism and politics that may herald the beginning of a new phase of African-American empowerment.
The hardest item on the agenda for the uninitiated to swallow was the demand for hiip. In this book Generatlon Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration balari unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives his own social and political analysis.
Sep 09, Mscharlee rated it liked it. Alex Leonard rated it liked it May 18, May 27, Joy rated it really liked it. May 23, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: In some ways, Kitwana felt like the Generatlon Eggars of Black youth: Jan 13, Rodney rated it liked it.
Stylistically, Zizek and Wurtzel are far more interesting when they try and tie philosophy to pop culture, though to be fair, our author doesn’t do a bad job, just not a bang-up job and these tie-ins are far more interesting than then ending, which I had to skim.
In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a ths look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives his own social and political analysis.
It is a very detailed history and I love its social commentary! The hip hop generation is defined as those born after the civil rights era who are tr This book kittwana an attempt to use hip hop and certain hip hop generation movies to illustrate the crisis in black culture today.
To see what your friends gneeration of this book, please sign up. Dec 02, Tia Crane rated it really liked it. I also think that the focus and analysis of hip hop music and film was not enough.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kinda hard to get into. If you work with urban youth you need to read this book. Honestly, I’m a part of this hip hop generation.
The Hip Hop Generation
A clear-headed approach to addressing societal inequities through the medium of art. We need to challenge our young people to think critically and generaion become a part of the “conveyor” system, but I’m sure the next question is “how when they see and feel there is no hope”. Freelance journalist Kitwana is an astute observer of the “hip-hop generationers,” defined hiip him as black The hip hop generation is defined as those born after the civil rights era who are tragically not living the dreams of equality of their baby boomer parents.
The New War of the Sexes. He looks toward solutions. Love for a hip-hop generation walking in thunder. The Hip Hop Generation: User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent book that provides an Afrocentric perspective of the Hip-hop generation and its place within American society.
Christopher Daniel rated it really liked it May 25, In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies.
Ghe blacks born between and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. It does not blame the media, but uses its descriptions to depict the culture. I wish he would have spent more time on this topic and less time on trying to solve the nation’s problems.
The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
Kitwana has become a cogent narrator of the hip-hop subculture, a subculture that is helping to shape a whole generation of African-Americans. The book is a bit outdated as I think a lot of the references no longer apply today it was written in and since hip nop and general culture changes so rapidly, I think a new analysis would be helpful.
Marie rated it it was amazing Jun 26,