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Loren Kajikawa Book Cover

Loren Kajikawa Releases New Book, “Sounding Race in Rap Songs”

Rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those

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Events

Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society

The Third Folklore Program Welcoming Event

Come One, Come All !!

UO offers a major and minor in Folklore, as well as an MA.  You could be closer to a degree than you think! Learn more about the Folklore Program by joining us Thursday, May 21, at 4:00 pm in the Maple Room at Knight Library.

FREE PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS

Opportunities

Call for Book Proposals

The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite proposals to a workshop at the 2011 conference of the American Folklore Society for authors working on their first book. Up to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their individual projects  Projects selected for the workshop will be candidates for publication in the Presses’ new

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