Praise for the first edition: "Neal's new work is sharp, provocative, and often laugh-out-loud funny in the manner of Michael Eric Dyson and Ishmael Reed...this book is a clarion call that should be ready by the entire African American community." --Library Journal From headlines to street corners,...
To Be Published July 31st 2015 by Routledge
The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition
This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint! brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street...
Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge
From headlines to street corners, the message resounds: Black men are in crisis. Politicians, preachers, and pundits routinely cast blame on those already ostracized within African American communities. But the crisis of black masculinity does not rest with "at-risk" youth of the hip-hop generation...
Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge
Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic
In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and...
Published November 1st 2001 by Routledge