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Part I - Elements

  • Edited by Justin A. Williams, University of Bristol
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 9-98
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      • Elements
      • Edited by Justin A. Williams, University of Bristol
      • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop
      • Online publication: 05 February 2015
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Further reading

Banes, Sally, Writing Dance in the Age of Postmodernism (Middletown, CT: University Press of New England, 1994).
Johnson, Imani Kai, “B-Boying and Battling in a Global Context: The Discursive Life of Difference in Hip Hop Dance,” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 31 (2011): 173–195.
Schloss, Joseph G., Foundation: B-Boys, B-Girls, and Hip-Hop Culture in New York (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).
Spady, James G., H. Samy Alim, and Samir Meghelli, “Umum Dance Cipha: Streetdancing to B-Boying to Hip Hop Phenoms and G’s,” in James Spady, H. Samy Alim, and Samir Meghelli (eds.), The Global Cipha: Hip Hop Culture and Consciousness (Philadelphia: Black History Museum Publishers, 2006), pp. 318–333.

Further reading

Allah, Supreme Understanding, Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on The Science of Everything In Life (Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing, 2009).
Collins, Patricia Hill, From Black Power to Hip-Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2006).
Eure, Joseph D., and James G. Spady, Nation Conscious Rap (New York: PC International Press, 1991).
Harris, Mark, “Edutainment: The Rise and Fall of Hip-Hop’s Intelligentsia,” PopMatters, March 31, 2005. Available at www.popmatters.com/feature/050401-edutainment/ (accessed July 10, 2013).
Hill, Marc Lamont, Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity (New York: Teachers College Press, 2009).
Knight, Michael Muhammad, The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-Hop and the Gods of New York (Oxford: One World Books, 2007).
RZA, The Tao of Wu (New York: Riverhead Books, 2009).
Stover, A. Shahid, Hip-Hop Intellectual Resistance (Bloomington, IN: Xlibris, 2009).

Further reading

Banks, Daniel, Say Word! Voices from Hip Hop Theater (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011).
Chang, Jeff (ed.), Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop (New York: Basic Civitas, 2006).
Persley, Nicole Hodges, Remixing Blackness: Sampling Race and Gender in Hip-hop Theater and Performance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).