black gods of the asphalt religion hip hop and street basketball

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Black Gods Of The Asphalt

Author : Onaje X. O. Woodbine
ISBN : 9780231541121
Genre : Social Science
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J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. “I play just like my father,” he says. “Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I’m a problem.” Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father’s memory into a force that opponents can feel in every bone-breaking drive to the basket. On the street every ballplayer has a story. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a former streetball player who became an All-Star Ivy Leaguer, brings the sights and sounds, hopes and dreams of street basketball to life. Big games have a trickster figure and a master of black talk whose commentary interprets the game for audiences. The beats of hip-hop and reggae make up the soundtrack, and the ball players are half-men, half-heroes, defying the ghetto’s limitations with their flights to the basket. Streetball is rhythm and flow, and during its peak moments, the three rings of the asphalt collapse into a singular band, every head and toe pressed against the sidelines, caught up in the spectacle. Basketball is popular among young black American men, but not because, as many claim, they are “pushed by poverty” or “pulled” by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt. If people turn to religion to reimagine their place in the world, then black streetball players are indeed the adepts of the asphalt.

Black Gods Of The Asphalt

Author : Onaje X. O. Woodbine
ISBN : 0231177283
Genre : African American basketball players
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Basketball is popular among young black American men, but not because, as many claim, they are "pushed by poverty" or "pulled" by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt.

Rap And Religion Understanding The Gangsta S God

Author : Ebony A. Utley
ISBN : 9780313376696
Genre : Music
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This book provides an enlightening, representative account of how rappers talk about God in their lyrics—and why a sense of religion plays an intrinsic role within hip hop culture. • A bibliography of cited sources on rap music and hip hop culture • An index of key terms and artists • A discography of rap songs with religious themes

The Assassination Of The Black Male Image

Author : Earl Ofari Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780684836577
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that the stereotype of the violent, undisciplined Black male is the product of a racist policy of dehumanization, and discusses the cases of Clarence Thomas, Mike Tyson, Lewis Farrakhan, Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, and others

Wisdom From A Rainforest

Author : Stuart A. Schlegel
ISBN : 0820324914
Genre : Social Science
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In the early sixties, Stuart Schlegel went into a remote rainforest on the Philippine island of Mindanao as an anthropologist in search of material. What he found was a group of people whose tolerant, gentle way of life would transform his own values and beliefs profoundly. Wisdom from a Rainforest is Schlegel's testament to his experience and to the Teduray people of Figel, from whom he learned such vital, lasting lessons. Schlegel's lively ethnography of the Teduray portrays how their behavior and traditions revolved around kindness and compassion for humans, animals, and the spirits sharing their worlds. Schlegel describes the Teduray's remarkable legal system and their strong story-telling tradition, their elaborate cosmology, and their ritual celebrations. At the same time, Schlegel recounts his own transformation--how his worldview as a member of an advanced, civilized society was shaken to the core by a so-called primitive people. He begins to realize how culturally determined his own values are and to see with great clarity how much the Teduray can teach him about gender equality, tolerance for difference, generosity, and cooperation. By turns funny, tender, and gripping, Wisdom from a Rainforest honors the Teduray's legacy and helps us see how much we can learn from a way of life so different from our own.

When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost

Author : Joan Morgan
ISBN : 9780684868615
Genre : Social Science
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A personal analysis of the concerns facing African American women discusses the misogyny of hip hop, the lack of positive role models, and other topics.

The Dancing Goddess

Author : Heide Göttner-Abendroth
ISBN : 0807067539
Genre : Art
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Utilizes theory, history, and criticism, to examine matriarchal art and its correlation to women's spirituality

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