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Introduction: Context and other considerations

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Monica R. Miller

Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion & Africana Studies, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... American exceptionalism by bringing into focus and methodologically reclaiming the critical cultural theory once so integral to cultural analysis before its dismissive dangers were exposed by new streams of thought. Next up, Anthony B. Pinn...

Zombies in the hood: Rap music, Camusian absurdity, and the structuring of death

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... in contamination and chaos that must be controlled by naming it death—a push against ultimate meaning, against ultimate Unity.Genesis 10–11. See Anthony B. Pinn and Allen D. Callahan (eds), African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod (New...

Concluding thoughts: The future of the study of religion in/and hip hop

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The well-known and critically acclaimed group The Roots, in their track “Understand,” boast a provocative hook that, at face value, discusses a “traditional” transcendent deity:People ask for God, ‘till the day he comes, see God’s face—turn...

Real recognize real: Aporetic flows and the presence of New Black Godz in hip hop

Monica R. Miller

Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion & Africana Studies, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... individuals, groups, and communities live, respond, create, express, and so on. Such an idea is poignantly captured in the work of Anthony B. Pinn, who argues that the study of black religions is the study of culture itself, and the ways in which...

Mapping space and place in the analysis of hip hop and religion: Houston as an example

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... subjectivity, in the face of terror and dread associated with life within a historical context marked by dehumanization, objectification, abuse, intolerance, and captured most forcefully in the sign/symbol of the ghetto.Anthony B. Pinn...

Hip hop and humanism: Thinking against new (and old) fundamentalisms

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to Monica Miller and Anthony Pinn, both of whom provided extensive and detailed feedback throughout the process. I am deeply thankful to both.Even a cursory look at hip hop today reveals...

Afterword: An insider perspective

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The year 2014: we now see that things we thought were far apart are closer than we could’ve ever imagined. We now see that hip hop, which began as a small, regional movement in the 70s, has blossomed into a worldwide cultural phenomenon...

#NOWTHATSRELIGIONANDHIPHOP: Mapping the terrain of religion and hip hop in cyberspace

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... practiced, and applied. The humanist dimensions of religion in hip hop have and continue to be understudied. Pinn’s essay, “Handlin’ My Business: Exploring Rap’s Humanist Sensibilities in Noise and Spirit,” is among the first scholarly...

A PARTICULAR PAC: Ontological ruptures and the posthumous presence of Tupac Shakur

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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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... of Rap Music, ed. Anthony B. Pinn (New York: New York University Press, 2003), 184. The “faithful” here refers less to those who are observing faith in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and more to those who follow popular artisans, in this case,...

Conspiracy is the sincerest form of flattery: Hip hop, aesthetics, and suspicious spiritualities

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... Anthony B. Pinn, ed., Noise and Spirit: The Religious and Spiritual Sensibilities of Rap Music (New York: New York University, 2003) begins with a convincing discussion of the blues and spirituals as earlier iterations of such existential...