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Author Wimsatt, William Upski.

Title Bomb the suburbs / William Upski Wimsatt
Edition Fifteenth anniversary edition
Published Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 169 pages) : illustrations
Summary "A mix of storytelling, journalism, and original research on a broad range of topics like suburban sprawl, hip-hop culture, wiggers, youth activism, graffiti, and Chicago, Bomb the Suburbs asks, "Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the suburbs?" But to think that this book deals only with graffiti and hip-hop is selling it short. From the role of white kids, to gangsta rap, to journalism, to breakdancing, freight-hopping, black intellectuals and graffiti, through a kaleidoscopic approach of stories, cartoons, interviews, disses, parodies, and research, Wimsatt challenges the suburban mindset wherever it is found, in suburbs and corporate headquarters, but also in cities, housing projects, even within hip-hop itself."--Jacket
Notes "Graffiti, race, freight-hopping and the search for hip-hops's moral center"--Cover
Statement of responsibility from cover
Print version record
Subject Graffiti -- United States.
Hip-hop -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Radicalism -- United States.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subculture -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282487426 (ebk.)
1593763379 (electronic bk.)
9781282487420 (ebk.)
9781593763374 (electronic bk.)