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Reflecting Black

Posted Mar 27 2006

Dyson connects the academic world with popular culture and the streets in this collection of his writings.

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Dyson connects the academic world with popular culture and the streets in this collection of his writings. Beyond hip hop, he critically analyzes Black popular culture in a broader context. Among his examinations are the spiritual impact of Michael Jackson on the masses, The Cosby Show, “Boyz N The Hood,” and an entire section on the Black church. The writing is academic-oriented, but this is a very important book, especially considering that it was one of the first academic texts to address hip-hop with some respect.

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