Desi Rap

Desi Rap

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Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explores four main ideas: hip-hop as a means of expression of racial identity, class status, gender, sexuality, racism, and culture; the appropriation of Black racial identity by South Asian American consumers of hip-hop; the furthering of the discourse on race and ethnic identity in the United States through hip-hop; and the exploration of South Asian Americans' use of hip-hop as a form of social protest. Ultimately, this volume is about broadening our horizons through hip-hop and embracing the South Asian American community's polycultural legacy and future.4. B-Boys. and. Bass. Girls: Sex, . Style, . and. Mobility. in. Indian. American. Youth. Culture. Sunaina Maira This essay was ... created by second-generation South Asian Americans that has raised important questions about racialization, class mobility, and gender and sexual politics. ... Young South Asian deejays have mixed Hindi film music and bhangra, a Punjabi (North Indian and Pakistani) dance andanbsp;...

Title:Desi Rap
Author:Ajay Nair, Murali Balaji
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2008-10-17


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