The Dozens (PDF)

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The Dozens

Summary The Dozens Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Ruled urban neighborhoods since the early 1900s Whether considered vernacular poetry aggressive dueling a test of street cool or just a mess of dirty insults the dozens is a basic building block of African American culture A game which could inspire raucous laughter or escalate to violence it provided a wellspring of rhymes attitude and raw humor that has influenced pop musicians from Jelly Roll Morton and Robert Johnson to Tupac Shakur and Jay Z Wald goes back to the dozens' roots looking at mother insulting and verbal combat from Greenland to the sources of the Niger and shows its breadth of influence in the seminal writings of. I enjoy everything the author writes I could not wait to get into this book give yourself and hour or so uninterrupted once you get into it you will not stop his books just flow This book was fascinating

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Summary The Dozens Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald From Two Live Crew's controversial comedy to Ice Cube's gangsta styling and the battle rhymes of a streetcorner cypher rap has always drawn on deep traditions of African American poetic word play In Talking 'Bout Your Mama author Elijah Wald explores one of the most potent sources of rap the viciously funny outrageously inventive insult game known as the dozens So what is the dozens At its simplest it's a comic chain of yo' mama jokes At its most complex it's an intricate form of social interaction that reaches back to African ceremonial rituals Wald traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has. Wald writes academically about aspects of American culture that aren t often afforded the treatment which means he s doing important and occasionally groundbreaking work while never being uite as entertaining or engaging as his subjects would seem to warrant This book is no different enlightening but often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter Ghosts yo' mama jokes At its most complex it's an intricate form of social interaction that reaches back to African ceremonial rituals Wald traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has. Wald writes academically about aspects of American culture that aren t often afforded the treatment which means he s doing important and occasionally groundbreaking work while never being uite as entertaining or engaging as his subjects would seem to warrant This book is no different enlightening but often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter

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Summary The Dozens Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Richard Wright Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; the comedy of Richard Pryor and George Carlin; the dark humor of the blues; the hip slang and competitive jamming of jazz; and in its ultimate evolution into the improvisatory battling of rap From schoolyard games and rural work songs to urban novels and nightclub comedy and pop hits from ragtime to rap Wald uses the dozens as a lens to provide new insight into over a century of African American culture A groundbreaking work Talking 'Bout Your Mama is an essential book for anyone interested in African American cultural studies history and linguistics and the origins of rap musi. I agree with another good reads review that calls the book often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter The author is an academic often uses words that I ve never even heard of before forget knowing their definition For example seuelae is used in the preface lagniappe is used in the last chapter I ve since looked up both words but I just skipped over many others I like having a big vocabulary myself but it just seemed extra obnoxious in the context of a book about the history of the dozensOn the other hand the author clearly has a sense of humor I think the book would have felt less like a bit of a slog like a terrific conversation if he d let a bit personality come through the pages left the high faluting language to academic journalsIf you get bored skip ahead read cha


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  1. says: The Dozens (PDF) review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald

    The Dozens (PDF) Great scholarship on the history of the dozensThe title is a bit misleading as Rap is discussed as about 5 10% of the total text because the historical precedents are actually much interesting rooting back into the Jazz era the writing the music the survival strategy aspects of slipping into the dozens of testing boundaries and affirming fri

  2. says: The Dozens (PDF)

    The Dozens (PDF) review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Summary The Dozens Wald writes academically about aspects of American culture that aren't often afforded the treatment which means he's doing important and occasionally groundbreaking work while never being uite as entertaining or engaging as his subjects would s

  3. says: Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald The Dozens (PDF)

    The Dozens (PDF) Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download Summary The Dozens Wald's always pleasurable reading In depth research lots of laughsGave me repartee ideas for putting my wise a buddies in their placenotes pref

  4. says: The Dozens (PDF) review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald

    The Dozens (PDF) Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald I came across a reference to the dozens in something I read and I was fascinated because I had never heard the term Probably because I'm an old white lady This book is tracing a cultural phenomenon of a game played in a group usually for a group of throwing insults about a person's mama or family back and forth until one person is declared

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    Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download The Dozens (PDF) I enjoy everything the author writes I could not wait to get into this book give yourself and hour or so uninterrupted once you get into it you will not stop his books just flow This book was fascinating

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    The Dozens (PDF) review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Summary The Dozens gave insight on the way we communicate as black men Shows that nurturing is a trait in black men like any men but it expressed in a different way could be considered harsh by some I like that Wald wasn’t pretentious in explaining the topic and gave multiple points of Views I gotta agree tho it was a bit dry given the topic

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    Summary The Dozens The Dozens (PDF) review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Brings back childhood memories

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    Summary The Dozens Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald Truly the best book ever on the pre history history literary use of musical recording of phenomenology of and everything else you could think of of insulting people's mamas Light footed funny and scholarly too Pursues lots of different ideas of what they mean includes multicultural insults including people doing

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    review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Elijah Wald The Dozens (PDF) Elijah Wald Ð 5 Read & Download I agree with another good reads review that calls the book often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter The aut

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    The Dozens (PDF) I picked up this book thinking I'd get some prime yo mama jokes This isn't it Sure there were some great examples of fine verbosity However they were samplings of the dozens put into historical sociological and at times psychological context This book is much an academic exploration of a phenomenon that many have heard about on a superficial level I appreciated a lot of the historical and social contextualization Unfortunately at times it r

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  • Hardcover
  • 244
  • The Dozens
  • Elijah Wald
  • English
  • 11 March 2020
  • 9780199895403