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Temple University

1. Boone, William. The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics.

Degree: PhD, 2008, Temple University

African American Studies

Hip hop reached its thirty-fifth year of existence in 2008. Hip hop has indeed evolved into a global phenomenon. This dissertation is grounded in Afro-modern, Afrocentric and African-centered theory and utilizes textual and content analysis. This dissertation offers a panoramic view of pre-hip hop era and hip hop era icons, iconology, archetypes and aesthetics and teases out their influence on hip hop aesthetics. I identify specific figures, movements and events within the context of African American and American folk and popular culture traditions and link them to developments within hip hop culture, discourse, and aesthetics. Because hip-hop emerged as an American phenomenon, I examine pre-hip hop American popular culture in the twentieth century such as America's World's Fairs, superhero mythology, popular culture iconography, etc. and illustrate the ways in which they served as cultural, social and historical precursors to hip hop aesthetics. Chapter 1 provides an introduction, which includes a definition of terms, statement of the problem and literature review. It also offers a perfunctory discussion of hip hop as culture. Chapter 2 examines pre-hip hop era African-American and American iconography, iconology and archetypes and the subcultures that spawned them (e.g. sports culture, comic super hero narratives, westerns, and the culture of capitalism, etc.). I explore early twentieth century popular culture, iconography, and manhood, and link them to hip-hop aesthetics. Lastly, this chapter identifies Afrocentric cross-currents within hip hop culture, which I describe as the post-Afrocentric movement in hip hop culture, and illustrate the ways in which hip hop culture grappled with the efficacy and viability of Afrocentric motifs, theory and aesthetics Chapter 3 offers a comparative analysis of blues and hip hop aesthetics. I explore gender dynamics within the context of inter-genre, call-and-response between male emcees and female neo-soul artists. Chapter 4 traces the development of hip-hop aesthetics and draws on African, American and African-American cultural practices to analyze its development. I focus on early characteristics of hip-hop culture, which are foundational components of hip-hop expression such as the influence of comic book super hero narratives. Hip-hop aesthetics are an amalgamation of post-modern, post-industrial, urban blues sensibilities filtered through African-American musical traditions. I utilize Bakari Kitwana's conceptualization of the hip hop worldview as a basis for highlighting hip hop attitudes, aesthetics, and expectations. Lastly, chapter 4 expands upon previous socio-economic discussions on hip hop culture with a focus on hip hop aesthetics and expression. In chapter 5, I identify specific pre-hip hop icons and their influence on hip-hop aesthetics. I examine the significance of the selection of these icons and their relevance to hip-hop aesthetics. This chapter explores hip-hop iconography, iconology and archetypes. I explore the significance…

Advisors/Committee Members: Norment, Nathaniel, Hill, Marc Lamont, Peterson, James, Abarry, Abu Shardow.

Subjects/Keywords: Black Studies; Music; Hip Hop; Popular Culture Icons

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APA (6th Edition):

Boone, W. (2008). The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,21145

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Boone, William. “The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,21145.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Boone, William. “The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics.” 2008. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Boone W. The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. [cited 2020 Oct 31]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,21145.

Council of Science Editors:

Boone W. The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,21145


Seton Hall University

2. Cole-Faber, Alana. American Cultural Icons in Museums.

Degree: MA Museum Professions, Communication and the Arts, 2006, Seton Hall University

. Advisors/Committee Members: Janet Marstine.

Subjects/Keywords: Art museums; Art; United States of America; Cultural icons; American Popular Culture; Arts and Humanities

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APA (6th Edition):

Cole-Faber, A. (2006). American Cultural Icons in Museums. (Doctoral Dissertation). Seton Hall University. Retrieved from https://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/512

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cole-Faber, Alana. “American Cultural Icons in Museums.” 2006. Doctoral Dissertation, Seton Hall University. Accessed October 31, 2020. https://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/512.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cole-Faber, Alana. “American Cultural Icons in Museums.” 2006. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Cole-Faber A. American Cultural Icons in Museums. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Seton Hall University; 2006. [cited 2020 Oct 31]. Available from: https://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/512.

Council of Science Editors:

Cole-Faber A. American Cultural Icons in Museums. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Seton Hall University; 2006. Available from: https://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/512

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