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Selected Resources on Hip Hop and Higher Education
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Bibliographies and Websites

Books and Dissertations
Multi-media Resources
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Bibliographies and Websites

Hip Hop  Bibliography.  Cornell University.  August 2004.  (Accessed 23 March 2006.)

Hip Hop Bibliography.  Vanderbilt University.  2004.  (Accessed 23 March 2006.)

Hip Hop and Rap Websites.  Vanderbilt University. 2004.  (Accessed 23 March 2006.)

Hip Hop Portal Links.  Case Western Reserve University. 2004.  (Accessed 31 March 2006.)


Coomes, Michael D. "Understanding the Historical and Cultural Influences that Shape the Generations," New Directions for Student Services 2004: 16 (July 2004): 17-31. 

Hine, Matt.  "Hip Hop -- Beats, Rhymes and Life."  The Newsletter for the Association for Learning Technology (12 January 2006).

Mansbach, Adam.  "Hip Hop Intellectuals: A Radical Generation Comes of Ages."  SF Gate (June 25, 2003).

Mercadal-Sabbagh, Trudy.  "Hip Hop Stories and Pedagogy."  Department of Communications, Florida Atlantic University, 2004. 

Roach, Ronald.  "Decoding Hip-hop's Cultural Impact: scholars are poised to take a close look at the influence of hip-hop on the social identity, values of today's youth," Black Issues in Higher Education,
21:5 (22 April 2004): 30-32.  

Books and Dissertations

All Music Guide to Hip-hop: the Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov et. al.  San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2003.

Babb, Tracie. The Treatment of Women in the Hip Hop Community: Past, Present, and Future. M.A., Thesis, Fordham University, 2002.

Bocchino, Daniel. "You Must Learn": Using Rap and Hip Hop Culture as an Effective Teaching Tool in the Writing Classroom. M.A., Thesis, Montclair State University, 2003.

Bynoe, Yvonne.  Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture.  Brooklyn: Soft Skull Press, 2004.

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women's Equality in African Communities. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.

Dimitriadis, Greg. Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice. New York: P. Lang, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture.  Edited by Yvonne Bynoe.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Flores, Juan. From Bomba To Hip Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Forman, Murray. The 'Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and Place in Rap and Hip Hop. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2002.

Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal, editors.  That's the Joint!: the Hip Hop Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2004.

George, Nelson. Hip Hop America. New York: Viking, 1998.

Ginwright, Shawn A.  Black in School: Afrocentric Reform, Urban Youth and the Promise of Hip-hop Culture.  New York: Teachers College Press, 2004.

Hemphill, Ronald Charles.  Church-based Strategies to Reach, Reclaim, and Redeem Young African American Males within the Hip Hop Generation.  D. Min., Howard University, 1999.

Hill Collins, Patricia.  From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Kitwana, Bakari. The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2002.

Lhamon, W.T. Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop. Cambridge, Mass.: Havard University Press, 1998.

Mack, Burton Leroy.  Hip Hop Hermeneutics:  A Tool to Help the Black Church Recapture African American Youth.  D. Min., Wesley Theological Seminary, 2002.

Maxwell, Ian. Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes: Hip Hop Down Under Comin' Upper. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2003.

Mazur, Eric Michael. God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Mitchell, Tony, editor. Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

Neal, Mark Anthony. Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Norfleet, Dawn Michaelle. "Hip Hop Culture" in New York City: The Role of Verbal Music Performance in Defining a Community. Ph. D., Columbia University, 1997.

Perkins, William Eric. Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rao Music and Hip Hop Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996.

Perry, Imani.  Prophets of the Hood:  Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.

Potter, Russell A. Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Pough, Gwendolyn D.  Check  It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-hop Culture, and the Public Sphere.  Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Ramsey, Guthrie P. Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop ro Hip Hop. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Sullivan, Nancy E. [et al]. Social Work with Groups: Social Justice through Personal, Community, and Societal Change. New York: Haworth Press, 2003.

Sylvan, Robin.  Traces of the Spirit: the Religious Dimensions of Popular Music.  New York: New York University Press, 2002.

Walker, Tshombe R.  The Hip Hop Worldview: An Afrocentric Analysis.  Ph.D., Temple University, 1998.

Watkins, S. Craig.  Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement. Boston: Beacon Press, 2005.

Watkins, S. Craig.  Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Westbrook. Alonzo.  Hip Hoptionary: the Dictionary of Hip-hop Terminology. New York: Harlem Moon, 2002.

Multi-media Resources

Beat Street.  Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment Inc., 2003.

Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme. New York: Palm Pictures, 2004.

5 Sides of a Coin.  New York: Seventh Art Releasing, 2004.

GV5: the Sacred Elements of Hip-hop.  Los Angeles, CA: Bryan World Productions, 2003.

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Hip Hop Portal

Search  for additional resources on hip hop in databases and catalogs (e.g., Sterling) covering such disciplines as music, art, dance, drama,  film, history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, communications, education, business, religion, philosophy, black studies, and women's studies.  Representative sources  include:

ABI/Inform Global
Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
America: History and Life
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials (EbscoHost)
Black Studies Database
Education Full Text and Abstracts
Ethnic NewsWatch
Grove Music Online
History Universe
International Index to Black Periodicals Full-Text
MLA International Bibliography
Philosopher's Index
Project Muse
Social Sciences FullText
Sociological Abstracts
Woldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA)

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