Desi Rap: South Asian Americans in Hip Hop by Ajay Nair

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This article is based on an ethnographic study of second-generation Indian American college youth studying in Manhattan (Maira 2002), who were generally from lower-middle-class to upper-middle-class backgrounds.

Emma Lazarus’s poem, written in 1883, is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 16. Undeniably, they also use hip-hop to develop and express gender, sexual, and class identities. For more on this, see Nitasha Sharma, 2007. References Chang, Jeff. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005. D’Souza, Dinesh. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. New York: Free Press, 1991. Dyson, Michael Eric. Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture.

Undeniably, they also use hip-hop to develop and express gender, sexual, and class identities. For more on this, see Nitasha Sharma, 2007. References Chang, Jeff. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005. D’Souza, Dinesh. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. New York: Free Press, 1991. Dyson, Michael Eric. Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Eng, Kenneth.

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