Keepin' it Real

@article{Clay2003KeepinIR,
  title={Keepin' it Real},
  author={Andreana Clay},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={1346 - 1358}
}
  • Andreana Clay
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
The relationship between Black youth and hip-hop culture is the focus of this article. The author considers how African American youth use hip-hop as a form of cultural capital in everyday settings. By focusing on how Black youth interact with one another at the City Youth Center, the article examines how this particular form of cultural capital may be used to authenticate a Black identity. Finally, how the articulation of this identity is based on traditional gender roles is explored. Bourdieu… 

Becoming a 'real' smoker: cultural capital in young women's accounts of smoking and other substance use.

It is argued that initiation into substance use practices is a way that young women demonstrate and develop social and cultural competencies and serve as key resources for defining the self, acquiring status and making social distinctions within adolescent social worlds.

Conceptualizing a critical discourse around hip‐hop culture and Black male youth in educational scholarship and research

While much of mainstream qualitative research has focused on conventional methodology, in terms of axis of inquiry, epistemology, and approaches to ground the theory of its questions to construct

Keepin’ it Real: London Youth Hip Hop as an Authentic Performance of Belief

Abstract Hip hop is a global cultural phenomenon that encompasses rap music, dance, graffiti art, and fashion as well as particular ways of being. One sub-genre of hip hop is Gospel rap, in which

Global hip‐hop identities: Black youth, psychoanalytic action research, and the Moving to the Beat project

The paper presents a psychoanalytically informed analysis of the concept of hip-hop identity through the lens of a four-year social action research and documentary film project, titled Moving to the

Evaluating Agency and Responsibility in Gendered Violence: African American Youth Talk About Violence and Hip Hop

The results of this study provide insights into the ways that African American adolescents think about gendered interpersonal violence. African American high school students were invited to discuss

Coping with the crickets: a fusion autoethnography of silence, schooling, and the continuum of biracial identity formation

This study explores biracial identity development in the adolescent years through fusion autoethnography. Using an ecological model of biracial identity development, this study illustrates how

‘Minds Were Forced Wide Open’: Black adolescents’ identity exploration in a transformative social justice class

Theories imply that transformative teaching influences positive identity development, but empirical studies of this relationship are sparse. It is clear that good teaching can positively influence

Gender and Black Communities

E. Patrick Johnson’s Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South raises many research questions for future study of Black gay men in the south. The mens’ stories shed light on the lived experiences of the

"All I Need Is One Mic": Mobilizing Youth for Social Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era

THE TITLE OF THIS PIECE IS TAKEN FROM CHORUS OF THE SONG, "ONE MIC" by rapper Nas, who goes on to say, "All I need is one mic to spread my voice to the whole world." (1) I use these lyrics to

Perceptions of Misogyny in Hip Hop and Rap: What Do the Youths Think?

This article presents the results of an exploratory study conducted at a community forum sponsored by a prominent African American church and a historically Black university. These institutions are
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 REFERENCES

Rappin' on the Tyne: White Hip Hop Culture in Northeast England – An Ethnographic Study

This article offers an ethnographic account of the significance of rap music and hip hop culture for white youth in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in north-east England. Although white

Moments of social inclusion and exclusion race, class, and cultural capital in family-school relationships

This article presents a case study of parents' involvement with their third-grade children. Using interviews and classroom observations, the research revealed how some black parents, deeply concemed

Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema

Introduction - black youth at century's end social conservatism and the culture wars black youth and the ironies of capitalism black cinema and the changing landscape of industrial image making

The State of Rap: Time and Place in Hip Hop Nationalism

"We're gonna treat you like a king," threatens a white cop from the LAPD on the "Death Side" of Ice Cube's 1991 album, Death Certificate. "What goddamn king?" inquires the indignant rapper from South

Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America

From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black

Race, Cultural Capital and Schooling: An Analysis of Trends in the United States

Using survey data on Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites in 1982 and 1985, the authors examine the link between racial inequality in schooling and differences in cultural capital-the degree to which

Race, Cultural Capital, and Educational Resources: Persistent Inequalities and Achievement Returns.

Theories of cultural capital and family educational resources explain how and why background matters for achievement, yet it is unclear whether the processes described are equally applicable to

The relationship between heavy metal and rap music and adolescent turmoil: real or artifact?

Results indicated that adolescents who preferred heavy metal and rap had a higher incidence of below-average school grades, school behavior problems, sexual activity, drug and alcohol use, and arrests.

CULTURAL CAPITAL: ALLUSIONS, GAPS AND GLISSANDOS IN RECENT THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS*

The concept of cultural capital has been increasingly used in American sociology to study the impact of cultural reproduction on social reproduction. However, much confusion surrounds this concept.

Droppin' science : critical essays on rap music and hip hop culture

Preface 1. The Rap Attack: An Introduction - William Eric Perkins Part I: Roots 2. Women Writin' Rappin' Breakin' - Nancy Guevara 3. Rap's Latino Sabor - Mandalit del Barco 4. Puerto Rico Rocks: New