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Philosophy and Hip-Hop

Ruminations on Postmodern Cultural Form

Authors: Bailey, J.

  • The added discussion questions makes the paperback version of this book even more engaging and accessible for classrooms but also for independent readers
  • Now more than ever, hip hop is an incredibly integral part of US pop culture and worth serious consideration. Hip hop is arguably the most pervasive pop music form of the moment and that trend only promises to continue for the foreseeable future. There has been a relative dearth of serious investigation of hip hop and other forms of black artistic expression by philosophers, making this book even more timely and necessary in the field
  • This book focuses on philosophy, pop culture, and political resistance. The interdisciplinary approach reflects the complex nature of hip hop itself – its lyrics, history, and position in the culture.
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About this book

Philosophy and Hip-Hop: Ruminations on Postmodern Cultural Form opens up the philosophical life force that informs the construction of Hip-hop by turning the gaze of the philosopher upon those blind spots that exist within existing scholarship. Traditional Departments of Philosophy will find this book a solid companion in Contemporary Philosophy or Aesthetic Theory. Inside these pages is a project that parallels the themes of existential angst, corporate elitism, social consciousness, male privilege and masculinity. This book illustrates the abundance of philosophical meaning in the textual and graphic elements of Hip-hop, and thus places Hip-hop within the philosophical canon.

About the authors

Julius Bailey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University, USA. He is a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer. He is the editor of Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King (2011), and the author of The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (2014), as well as numerous articles on hip-hop pedagogy and social justice issues. He can be found at www.juliusbailey.com.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bailey, Julius

    Pages 1-17

  • Of the Beauty and Wisdom of Hip-Hop

    Bailey, Julius

    Pages 19-43

  • Firebrands and Battle Plans: Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and G. W. F. Hegel

    Bailey, Julius

    Pages 45-57

  • Conscious Hip-Hop versus the Culture Industry

    Bailey, Julius

    Pages 59-70

  • Toward a Philosophy of Hip-Hop Education

    Bailey, Julius

    Pages 71-81

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-42993-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Hip-Hop
Book Subtitle
Ruminations on Postmodern Cultural Form
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42994-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137429940
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42993-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49199-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-59038-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 200
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