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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...

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...

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...

Gumbe/Goombay (in Sierra Leone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Sierra Leone, gumbe, maringa and Milo jazz are important genres of popular music in the Krio (Creole) culture. All three genres are used for social occasions in Krio life circle ceremonies. Gumbe music is primarily used to celebrate...

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...

Sumatera (Sumatra)

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Gaita (Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Venezuela, gaita is a term used most commonly for a genre of Christmas-season party songs that address history and geography, regional pride, religious devotion and political protest. The word itself is related to the terms for various...

CeCe Winans, Black Gospel Music, and the Ambivalence of Stardom

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Introduction This chapter engages in the debate about the role of the Christian religion in daily life and the extent to which Christianity is compatible to and aligned with culture. Although these debates are evident in the New Testament...

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...

Contemporary Christian Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Evangelical popular music is connected to a mythology, a history that dates back in time to the American counterculture of the 1960s, specifically a revival of conservative Christianity known as the Jesus Movement, a new way of expressing...