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Posthuman Rap (Hardcover) (Justin Adams Burton)

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Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what it means to be human. Contemporary humanity is shaped in neoliberal terms, where being human means being viable in a capitalist marketplace that favors whiteness, masculinity, heterosexuality, and fixed gender identities. But musicians from Nicki Minaj to Future to Rae Sremmurd deploy queerness and sonic blackness as they imagine different ways of being human. Building on the work of Sylvia Wynter, Alexander Weheliye, Lester Spence, LH Stallings, and a broad swath of queer and critical race theory, Posthuman Rap turns an ear especially toward hip hop that is often read as apolitical in order to hear its posthuman possibilities, its construction of a humanity that is blacker, queerer, more feminine than the norm.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Music
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Author: Justin Adams Burton
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2017
TCIN: 52997412
UPC: 9780190235451
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-7606
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