9781844677412

Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation

  • ISBN 13:

    9781844677412

  • ISBN 10:

    1844677419

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 09/12/2011
  • Publisher: VERSO

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $24.95 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.

Summary

Close to the Edge tells the stories of a global generation that came of age with hip hop. Part memoir, part social history, the book relates the author "s experiences as she traverses the hip hop globe, from Australia to Detroit and from Havana to Caracas. The book explores the elements of hip hop culture ”rapping, beat making, b-boying, d-jaying, and graffiti ” as they melded with street cultures and local slang to be reinvented around the world. Close to the Edge narrates a search for solidarities across borders, a document of the diverse histories, misunderstandings, and fissures that hip hop engendered as it went global, and a powerful demonstration of the power of music to forge radical political alliances.

Write a Review