Representing Islam: Hip-Hop of the September 11 Generation

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Description

How do Muslims who grew up after September 11 balance their love for hip-hop with their devotion to Islam? How do they live the piety and modesty called for by their faith while celebrating an art form defined, in part, by overt sexuality, violence, and profanity?

In Representing Islam, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir explores the tension between Islam and the global popularity of hip-hop, including attempts by the hip-hop ummah, or community, to draw from the struggles of African Americans in order to articulate the human rights abuses Muslims face. Nasir explores state management of hip-hop culture and how Muslim hip-hoppers are attempting to "Islamize" the genre's performance and jargon to bring the music more in line with religious requirements, which are perhaps even more fraught for female artists who struggle with who has the right to speak for Muslim women. Nasir also investigates the vibrant underground hip-hop culture that exists online. For fans living in conservative countries, social media offers an opportunity to explore and discuss hip-hop when more traditional avenues have been closed.

Representing Islam considers the complex and multifaceted rise of hip-hop on a global stage and, in doing so, asks broader questions about how Islam is represented in this global community.

Product Details

Price
$38.40
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publish Date
December 01, 2020
Pages
222
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.51 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780253053046

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About the Author

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is Associate Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a director at the United Nations Association of Singapore and was the recipient of the inaugural Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year Award. He is the author of five books, including Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney.