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Contemporary Black History

Soul Thieves

The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture

Authors: Brown, T., Kopano, B.

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Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the complicity of African Americans- for commercial purposes and to maintain white ruling class hegemony.

About the authors

Dr. Kimberly Brown, Alabama State University, USA Kawachi Clemons, Florida A & M University, USA Ronald L. Jackson, II, University of Cincinnati, USA Dr. Carlos D. Morrison, Alabama State University, USA Dr. Abena Lewis-Mhoon, Coppin State University, USA Jamal L. Ratchford, University of Indianapolis, USA Diarra Osei Robertson, Bowie State University, USA James B. Stewart, Penn State, USA David Taft Terry, Morgan State University, USA

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“Soul Thieves is a collection of essays that critically weighs the consequences of appropriating black culture. … The volume has broad appeal and informs academics how black material culture is conversant with many of the same discourses as conventional historical narratives. … Soul Thieves is a welcomed addition to interdisciplinary fields, African American studies in particular.” (Kameelah L. Martin, Journal of American Culture, Vol. 102 (3), December, 2015)

"This ground breaking interdisciplinary publication is long overdue and offers deep insight into the efficacy of African American popular culture and it's critical impact on shaping artistic cultural production on a global scale. The contributors, leading scholars in their respective research areas, set the record straight through their thought provoking and accessible historical research." - Melanye White Dixon, Associate Professor, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Soul Thieves: White America and the Appropriation of Hip Hop and Black Culture

    Pages 1-14

    Kopano, Baruti N.

  • The Appropriation of Blackness in Ego Trip’s The (White) Rapper Show

    Pages 15-30

    Morrison , Carlos D. (et al.)

  • Cash Rules Everything around Me: Appropriation, Commodification, and the Politics of Contemporary Protest Music and Hip Hop

    Pages 31-49

    Robertson, Diarra Osei

  • I’m Hip: An Exploration of Rap Music’s Creative Guise

    Pages 51-60

    Clemmons, Kawachi

  • Foraging Fashion: African American Influences on Cultural Aesthetics

    Pages 61-75

    Lewis-Mhoon, Abena

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soul Thieves
Book Subtitle
The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Black History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Tamara Lizette Brown and Baruti N. Kopano
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07139-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137071392
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10891-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-10897-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 284
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