IIPC Debate #57
Thu 16 October, 4-6 pm Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Professor Tricia Rose (Brown University):
Commercial US Hip Hop and Racial Storytelling in the Age of Obama
This talk will examine the complicated impact of the commercialization of US hip hop on the ideas and images disseminated globally as well as the links between hip hop commerce, radicalized fan desires and US racial discourse in a so-called “post-race” era.
Tricia Rose (Ph.D, Brown University, American Civilization, 1993) is Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. She specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social history, popular culture, gender and sexuality. In addition to her scholarly interest in black cultural production, the role of new technologies and ideologies about race in U.S. life, and the politics of intimacy and social justice, a central facet of her work reflects a deep interest in examining the current legacies of racial and other forms of structural relations and exploring the creative and visionary strategies developed by artists, communities and movements to build a more just society.
Books by Professor Rose:
• The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters, Basic Civitas, 2008.
• Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
• Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Wesleyan University Press, 1994.
• Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Culture, edited by Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, Routledge, 1994.