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  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    By Jeff Chang

    Our Price: $11.00 - $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312425791
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: December 2005
    The cinematic scope and the analytic force Chang brings to his subject makes it one of the most urgent and passionate histories of a popular music ever written. This maximum cultural and social history is based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, and draws unforgettable portraits of hip-hop's forebearers, founders and mavericks - including D.J. Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube. An homage to the culture of youth. Addenda. Illus. 560p.
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    By Jeff Chang

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • Publisher: Picador USA
    • Published: December 2005
  • Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker

    By Julian Voloj

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781561639489
    • Publisher: NBM Publishing
    • Published: May 2015
    An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the formidable Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. Among its many accomplishments, the gang held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop.
  • Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties

    By Karen Ishizuka

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781781688625
    • Publisher: Verso
    • Published: March 2016
    The political ferment of the 1960s produced not only the Civil Rights Movement but others in its wake: women’s liberation, gay rights, Chicano power, and the Asian American Movement. Here is a definitive history of the social and cultural movement that knit a hugely disparate and isolated set of communities into a political identity–and along the way created a racial group out of marginalized people who had been uncomfortably lumped together as Orientals.The Asian American Movement was an unabashedly radical social movement, sprung from campuses and city ghettoes and allied with Third World freedom struggles and the anti-Vietnam War movement, seen as a racist intervention in Asia. It also introduced to such internationally known artists and activists like civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama who was nominated for a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.Karen Ishizuka’s definitive history is based on years of research and more than 120 extensive interviews with movement leaders and participants. It’s written in a vivid narrative style and illustrated with many striking images from guerrilla movement publications.Serve the People is a book that fills out the full story of the Long Sixties.
  • Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop

    By Jeff Chang

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465009091
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: January 2006
    In this wide-ranging, academic anthology of essays, interviews and panel discussions, 2005 American Book Award–winner Jeff Chang (Can't Stop, Won't Stop) presents hip-hop's past, present and future as seen by some of its founding figures, guiding lights, journalists and scholars. From a post–civil rights era grassroots phenomenon born in the streets of the Bronx, N.Y., hip-hop has become a global cultural movement whose stylistic impact and social perspectives clearly extend beyond popular rap music. Part manifesto, part apologia, the collection takes on such topics as the aesthetics behind hip-hop photography and graffiti, offers an informative history of hip-hop dance and assesses hip-hop's effects on literature and theater, while pursuing debates about identity, sexuality and homophobia. Especially intriguing are pieces documenting hip-hop's sociopolitical influence in Cuba (Chang's interview with filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fauntauzzi) and South Africa (an essay by Capetown natives Shaheen Ariefdien, performer/anthropologist, and Nazli Abrahams, an educator). Not surprisingly, amid talk about 'keepin' it real' and multiculturalism, multiple definitions of hip-hop emerge—ideas and values that are as varied and contradictory as the book's attempt to critically scrutinize hip-hop in context.
  • We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation

    By Jeff Chang

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312429485
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: September 2016
  • Who We Be: The Colorization of America

    By Jeff Chang

    Our Price: $16.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312571290
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: October 2014
    "Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope--another four-letter word--is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed--and not changed--over the half-century? After eras framed by words like 'multicultural' and 'post-racial,' do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story"--

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