Hip-Hop Headphones

Hip-Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

by James Braxton Peterson

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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  • ISBN:
    978-1-5013-0825-3 (hardback)

    978-1-5013-0824-6 (paperback)

    978-1-5013-0827-7 (epub)

    978-1-5013-0826-0 (epdf)

    978-1-5013-0823-9 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Hip-Hop Headphones
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Hip Hop Headphones is a crash course in Hip Hop culture. Featuring definitions, lectures, academic essays, and other scholarly discussions and resources, Hip Hop Headphones documents the scholarship of Dr. James B. Peterson, founder of Hip Hop Scholars-an organization devoted to developing the educational potential of Hip Hop.

Defining Hip Hop from multi-disciplinary perspectives that embrace the elemental forms of Hip Hop Culture (b-boying, dj-ing, rapping, and graffiti art), Hip Hop Headphones is the definitive guide to how Hip Hop culture can be used in the classroom to engage and inspire students.