Hip Hop and the Law

Hip Hop and the Law
TitleHip Hop and the Law
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBridgewater, Pamela, Andre Douglas Po Cummings, and Donald F. Tibbs
Number of Pages406
PublisherCarolina Academic Press
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number1611635942
KeywordsCorporate Law, Critical Race Theory, Hip Hop, Intellectual Property, Law, Legal Consciousness, Mass Incarceration, Politics
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What is important to understanding American law? What is important to understanding hip hop? Wide swaths of renowned academics, practitioners, commentators, and performance artists have answered these two questions independently. And although understanding both depends upon the same intellectual enterprise, textual analysis of narrative storytelling, somehow their intersection has escaped critical reflection. Hip Hop and the Law merges the two cultural giants of law and rap music and demonstrates their relationship at the convergence of Legal Consciousness, Politics, Hip Hop Studies, and American Law. No matter what your role or level of experience with law or hip hop, this book is a sound resource for learning, discussing, and teaching the nuances of their relationship. Topics include Critical Race Theory, Crime and Justice, Mass Incarceration, Gender, and American Law: including Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, and Real Property Law.