Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities (Hardcover)

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Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transnational Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, reveals how, through a mode of transculturation, Afro-Colombian youth are transforming U.S. hip-hop into a more autonomous art form used for articulating oppositional social and political critiques, reworking ethnic identities, and actively taking part in the reimagining of the nation. This book represents a valuable addition to the body of academic work emerging from scholars bringing Afro-Colombian issues to the forefront of Colombian and Latin American studies, specifically by documenting the contributions that today's young black artists are making to both national culture and local music practices.

About the Author

Christopher Dennis is a professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature and cultures at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. In addition to his research on hip-hop, he has also published articles on Afro-Colombian literature, racial iconography relevant to Cartagena's tourist industry, and the discursive representation of black subjects in Colombian colonial literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780739150566
ISBN-10: 0739150561
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 16th, 2011
Pages: 190
Language: English