The Push and Pull of Hip-Hop

@article{Trapp2005ThePA,
  title={The Push and Pull of Hip-Hop},
  author={Erin M. Trapp},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={1482 - 1495}
}
  • Erin M. Trapp
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • This article explores how hip-hop music—with its grim portrayals of urban reality and youth manifestos—can be both the mirror and engine of a social movement, based on two divergent theories, new social movement theory and political opportunity theory, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois. Contrasting the work of two prominent artists, the author examines the portrayal of women in rap and finds that these artists attempt to “represent” and influence reality and that they comfortably carry… CONTINUE READING
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