Brazilian Hip Hoppers Speak From The Margins: We's On Tape by D. PardueBrazilian Hip Hoppers Speak From The Margins: We's On Tape by D. Pardue

Brazilian Hip Hoppers Speak From The Margins: We's On Tape

byD. Pardue

Paperback | November 30, 2011

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In the land of samba, there is another vibrant culture capturing the attention of urban youth. This compelling account argues that hip hop, while certainly a product of globalized flows of information and technology, is by no means homogenous. Using more than five years of anthropological fieldwork in São Paulo, Brazil's largest city, Pardue represents "culture" as generative and thus meaningful as a set of practices. When interpreted in this manner, local hip hoppers become closer to what they claim to be - subjects rather than objects of history and everyday life. In his ethnography, the first in English to look at Brazilian hip hop, Pardue highlights the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and territory.

Derek Pardue is an assistant professor of Anthropology and International and Area Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the editor of the volume Ruminations on Violence and the author of articles related to Brazilian hip hop and education, race, and graphic design. In addition, Pardue has published texts on Brazilian so...
Title:Brazilian Hip Hoppers Speak From The Margins: We's On TapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 30, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230120717

ISBN - 13:9780230120716


Table of Contents

Introduction and Frame * Assembling Brazilian Hip Hop Histories * Making Territorial Claims: São Paulo Hip Hop and the Socio-Geographical Dynamics of Periferia * Putting Mano to Music: Testing Hip Hop Negritude * Mano / Mana: The Engendering of the Periferia * Fechou? (I'm Out / The End?): Concluding Remarks about a Crisis and an Opportunity

Editorial Reviews

“A well written, concise account of Brazilian hip hop. Pardue does a very good job of combining historical, sociological, aesthetic, artistic, and ideological analysis of hip hop music. The rich, ethnographic depictions help to bring the story to life. This book is an important contribution to the study of global hip hop and Brazilian popular music.”--Sujatha Fernandes, Queens College, CUNY, author of Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power, and The Making of New Revolutionary Cultures