In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

In Search of Soul explores the meaning of "soul" in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of writers, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and theologians, Alejandro Nava show...

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Main Author: Nava, Alejandro 1956-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Berkeley University of Californiarnia Press 2017
In:Year: 2017
Edition:1st ed.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B USA / Blacks / Hispanos / Literature / Hip-hop / Soul / Christianity / Judaism / History
Further subjects:B Music 21st century Philosophy and aesthetics
B Hip-hop Religious aspects Christianity
B Soul Judaism
B Music 20th century Philosophy and aesthetics
B Electronic books
B Soul in literature
B Soul Christianity
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: Nava, Alejandro: In Search of Soul : Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion. - Berkeley : University of California Press,c2017. - 9780520293540
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Summary:In Search of Soul explores the meaning of "soul" in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of writers, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and theologians, Alejandro Nava shows how their understandings of the "soul" revolve around narratives of justice, liberation, and spiritual redemption. He contends that biblical traditions and hip-hop emerged out of experiences of dispossession and oppression. Whether born in the ghettos of America or of the Roman Empire, hip-hop and Christianity have endured by giving voice to the persecuted. This book offers a view of soul in living color, as a breathing, suffering, dreaming thing.
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART ONE: SACRED HISTORIES OF THE SOUL -- 1 In Search of Soul -- 2 On Hebrew Soul: De Eloquentia Vulgaria -- 3 Christian Soul and the Revolt of the Slave -- PART TWO: PROFANE ACCENTS OF SOUL -- 4 In Search of Duende: Lorca on Spanish Soul -- 5 The Souls of Black Folk: Ralph Ellison's Tragicomic Portrait -- 6 From Soul to Hip-Hop: The Rise of the Apocalypse -- 7 Afro-Latin Soul and Hip-Hop -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520966759