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Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America

Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America (Paperback)

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Desi Rap explores the connection between South Asian Americans and hip-hop as both a sociopolitical/cultural movement and performative identity. This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first book of its kind to interrogate ideas about ownership of culture while asserting the distinctness of South Asian American identity that has come through the use of and influence by hip-hop as a cultural art form.

Music & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRap & Hip-HopPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 01/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780739127223  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ajay Nair is Associate Vice Provost at the University of Pennsylvania. Murali Balaji is a lecturer and doctoral fellow at the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University.

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