• Jim Vernon


This chapter draws some consequences for future scholarship: It identifies the structural “whiteness” of the academic “we” generally invoked in Hegel studies, and demonstrates that the rap-centric approach in Hip Hop studies has meant that the voices and views of the Hip Hop’s pioneers are often underrepresented, or even undermined, in scholarly literature. It calls for scholars in both fields to work to engage with the social movements and organic intellectuals that emerge from socially excluded groups, and argues not only for an emancipatory vision implicitly shared by Hegel’s theory of art and the artistic and ethical practices of Hip Hop culture, but for their marked and revealing distance from “postmodern” accounts of rap music that reduce art and politics to mere subversion or revolt.

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  • Jim Vernon
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  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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