The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in. Title, The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana. Author, Kitwana, Bakari. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The hip hop generation will stand as the testament .

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Carter Limited preview – With insight and understanding, Bakari Kitwana has combined the culture and politics of his generation into a pivotal work in American studies.

Josh rated it it was ok Jun 04, The Los Angeles Times.

Jackie rated it really liked it Dec 02, When Kitwana was talking about what he knew best: I also think generationn the focus and analysis of hip hop music and film was not enough. Others have built on Kitwana’s thesis and spoken of the Hip Hop Generation 2.

Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. He lives in Westlake, Ohio. Paperbackpages.

The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture

I enjoyed parts of the book but wasnt fully satisfied with the read. I wish he would have spent more time on this topic and less time on trying to solve the nation’s problems. An authority on hip-hop culture offers a knowing primer on the state of young black Americans.


We need to challenge our young people to think critically and not become a part of the “conveyor” system, but I’m sure the next question is “how when they see and feel there is no hope”. I then had to pull back my enthusiasm and take a more critical approach, which is when I realized that much of the book is anecdotal which works a lot better when you are talking about people and less well when you are describing economies and not particularly academic speaking from the heart certainly counts for something, but it breaks the rule of armchair anthropology– you can’t describe an entire generation without any evidence to back it up– the data is there and he chose not to go look for it.

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The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture

Marie rated it it was amazing Jun 26, May 23, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 20, Kates marked it as to-read. I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points.

Kitwana keep up the good work and I hope you continue to push our thinking. Also, Kitwana mentions this in the book but it’s more than just a black movement. Even though the focus is on young African Americans, in order to really win, we must all come together. The Hip Hop Generation: A clear-headed approach to addressing societal inequities through the medium kotwana art.


The Hip Hop Generation

He lives in Westlake, Ohio. The Hip-Hop Generation is a thorough, thoughtful examination of the dramatic forces that have shaped Black Americans raised in the post-Civil Rights era.

Wonderfully written text from tthe Black intellectual standpoint discussing relevant crises in Black culture today. What the Critics are Saying: Russell Simmons and many others uop pulled together to add momentum to a movement spearheaded by “hip-hop generationers” and other generations.

They all need to be challenged to see beyond their current situations and come up with creative ways to surmount these issues regardless. Account Options Sign in. It does not blame the media, but uses its descriptions to depict the culture.

Dec 29, Jerome rated it really liked it Shelves: In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.