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The ability of popular art to offer societal critiques and challenge received ideas has been recognized throughout history. Through rap and hip-hop, composers, singers, and entertainers have recently provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of the times. This book offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West. Looking at the moral and social implications of West's words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization's preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies, Popular Culture, Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: September 16, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3449