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Break Beats in the BronxRediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years$
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Joseph C., Jr. Ewoodzie

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632759

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632759.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Break Beats in the Bronx

Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

University of North Carolina Press

It focuses on a crucial span of time surprisingly under-examined in previous studies: 1975-79, a period after the rise of Kool DJ, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash and before The Sugar Hill Gang. This introductory chapter begins by pointing out three limitations in the literature on the history of hip hop: its present to past approach, its focus either on cultural influences or social-structural influences, and its mythicization of the founding fathers. The chapter shows how work on symbolic boundary formation can help to overcome these limitations

Keywords:   history of hip hop, cultural sociology, symbolic boundaries, Troy L. Smith

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