Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism

Spectacular Vernaculars Hip Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism Spectacular Vernaculars examines hip hop s cultural rebellion in terms of its specific implications for postmodern theory and practice using the politics of reception as its primary rhetorical ground

  • Title: Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism
  • Author: Russell A. Potter
  • ISBN: 9780791426265
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spectacular Vernaculars examines hip hop s cultural rebellion in terms of its specific implications for postmodern theory and practice, using the politics of reception as its primary rhetorical ground Hip hop culture in general, and rap music in particular, present model sites for such an inquiry, since they enact both postmodern modes of production the appropriation ofSpectacular Vernaculars examines hip hop s cultural rebellion in terms of its specific implications for postmodern theory and practice, using the politics of reception as its primary rhetorical ground Hip hop culture in general, and rap music in particular, present model sites for such an inquiry, since they enact both postmodern modes of production the appropriation of tropes, technologies, and material culture and a potential means of resistance to the commodification of cultural forms under late capitalism By paying specific attention to the historical and cultural context of hip hop as a black artform and locating its practice of resistance in terms of a postmodernist reading of consumer culture, this book offers a complex reading of hip hop as a postmodern practice, with implications both for theories of postmodernism and cultural studies as a whole.

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    About "Russell A. Potter"

    1. Russell A. Potter

      I teach Victorian literature, the history of Arctic exploration, and early media at Rhode Island College My first novel, Pyg The Memoirs of a Learned Pig, has just been published by Penguin Books.

    598 thoughts on “Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism”

    1. I enjoyed this book for its content but it also serves as an excellent case study for young academics grappling with how to make a mere interest or clever insight relevant. An excellent read for introducing postmodernism/poststructuralism. It grounds theory and demonstrates how the theoretical orientation has materiality. It also helps students understand how to make the distinction between how their work can be read as rhetorically significant rather than rhetorically interesting.


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