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Author McCann, Bryan J., author

Title The mark of criminality : rhetoric, race, and gangsta rap in the war-on-crime era / Bryan J. McCann
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017]
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Contents Figures; Preface: The White Boy Listens to Gangsta Rap; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era; 1. The Horrors and Heroics of Crime; or, Mapping the Mark of Criminality; 2. Parody, Space, and Violence in NWA's Straight Outta Compton; 3. Leisure, Style, and Terror in the G-Funk Era; 4. The Politics, Commerce, and Rage of "Thug Life"; Conclusion: A Politics of Criminality?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th century.
Crime in music.
Gangsta rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817391177 (electronic bk.)
9780817391171 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)