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Communicating Hip-Hop : How Hip-Hop Culture Shapes Popular Culture - by Nick J. Sciullo (Hardcover)
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This insightful analysis of the broad impact of hip-hop on popular culture examines the circulation of hip-hop through media, academia, business, law, and consumer culture to explain how hip-hop influences thought and action through our societal institutions.
• Considers hip-hop across aspects of culture, recognizing hip-hop's pervasive influence on not only clothing styles, music, and brand consumption but also social movements, political activity, legal thought, and artistry
• Presents evidence of how U.S. culture is strongly influenced by the main elements of hip-hop culture—emceeing, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti
• Argues that hip-hop should be recognized both as an object of study and approach to studying popular culture
• Supplies academically rigorous information and perspectives but is written for an educated general readership