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Gangsta Scholarship: A Review of Nuthin but a “G” Thang

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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Hip-Hop Headphones : A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Eithne Quinn’s exceptionally executed study, Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap, signifies the fullest potential of 
Hip-Hop scholarship and its undeniable place in the fields of American Studies...

Gato

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The gato was the most popular folk dance in Argentina during a large portion of the nineteenth century, when it was called ‘Gato mis-mis’ or ‘Perdiz.’ In the late 1700s it was also danced in neighboring areas and throughout the Spanish...

Gaita (Colombia)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Colombia, the word gaita refers to three things: a traditional wind instrument found along the country’s northern coast; the instrumental ensemble to which it belongs; and a type of fast cumbia, a common dance genre from...

Sumatera (Sumatra)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 87,000,000 (1998) Second-largest of the islands constituting the Republic of Indonesia, Sumatera (Sumatra) lies at the republic’s northwestern extremity, forming part of an archipelago that concludes in the Nicobar...

Guarimba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The guarimba, also known as seis por ocho (six by eight), is one of the most characteristic marimba dance musics practiced in urban areas of Guatemala by Ladinos (the mestizo, Spanish-speaking population of the country). Guarimba...

Gumbe/Goombay

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gumbe or goombay (other variations: gumbay, gumbe, gumbeh, gombay, goombah) is a syncopated 4/4-time recreational drum-dance accompanied by songs sung in Patois and found in West and Central Africa. Originating in Jamaica, it was introduced...

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Jawa (Java)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: ca. 110,000,000 (1998)Although it is fifth-largest in area of the islands of Indonesia, Jawa (Java) has more than half the country’s total population, a fact that has instigated a government policy of transmigration – sending...

He’s not there: Velvet Goldmine filmhauntological approachVelvet Goldmine and the Spectres of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Named after a relatively obscure David Bowie outtake, Velvet Goldmine is an audacious film, which divided critics and audiences alike. Inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period, the film, on a literal level, provides...

Gagá

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Dominican or Haitian-Dominican Gagá is a Lenten season religious society, appearing first in the 1920s, whose rituals and carnivalesque processions make extensive use of an exuberant style of music and dance, also known as Gagá. Its members...