Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness
Scarimbolo, Justin, Notes
Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. By Nitasha Tamar Sharma. (Refiguring American Music.) Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. [xiv, 351 p. ISBN 9780822347415 (hardcover), $84.95; ISBN 9780822347606 (paperback), $23.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.
Hip Hop Desis is an exceptional book; it is the first ethnography of an atypical subgroup of South Asian Americans who have made hip hop an integral part of their lives through their work as MCs, DJs, lyricists, and journalists. Sharma illuminates why and how these extraordinary desis (South Asians) choose to assimilate "downwards" by modeling the racial …
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Publication information: Article title: Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. Contributors: Scarimbolo, Justin - Author. Journal title: Notes. Volume: 68. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2011. Page number: 67+. © 2009 Music Library Association, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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