This collection of essays critically engages with factors relating to black urban life and cultural representation in the post-civil rights era, using Ice-T and his myriad roles as musician, actor, writer, celebrity, and industrialist as a vehicle through which to interpret and understand the African American experience. Over the past three decades, African Americans have faced a number of new challenges brought about by changes in the political, economic and social structure of America. Furthermore, this vastly changed social landscape has produced a number of resonant pop-cultural trends that have proved to be both innovative and admired on the one hand, and contentious and divisive on the other. Ice-Tas iconic and multifarious career maps these shifts. This is the first book that, taken as a whole, looks at a black cultural icon's manipulation of (or manipulation by?) so many different forms simultaneously. The result is a fascinating series of tensions arising from Ice-Tas ability to inhabit conflicting pop-cultural roles including: ahardcorea gangsta rapper and dedicated philanthropist; author of controversial song Cop Killer and network television cop; self-proclaimed apimpa and reality television house husband. As the essays in this collection detail, Ice-Tas chameleonic public image consistently tests the accepted parameters of black cultural production, and in doing so illuminates the contradictions of a society erroneously dubbed apost-raciala.... adrama, a leaving the viewer to question how much they should invest in each genre. these formal and generic ambiguities also ... home to various reality texts exhibiting astraightforwarda entertainment including Dog the Bounty Hunter and Storage Wars. ... Perhaps this accounts for 213 THe PeaCeMakING PRoduCeR oF la.
|Title||:||Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Player|
|Author||:||Dr Josephine Metcalf, Dr Will Turner|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-06-28|