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The Resource 5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos

5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos

Label
5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs
Title
5 grams
Title remainder
crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs
Statement of responsibility
Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Title variation
Five grams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law repealing one of the most controversial policies in American criminal justice history: the one hundred to one sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder whereby someone convicted of "simply" possessing five grams of crack--the equivalent of a few sugar packets--had been required by law to serve no less than five years in prison. In this highly original work, Dimitri A. Bogazianos draws on various sources to examine the profound consequences of America's reliance on this punishment structure, tracing the rich cultural linkages between America's War on Drugs, and the creative contributions of those directly affected by its destructive effects. Focusing primarily on lyrics that emerged in 1990s New York rap, which critiqued the music industry for being corrupt, unjust, and criminal, Bogazianos shows how many rappers began drawing parallels between the "rap game" and the "crack game." He argues that the symbolism of crack in rap's stance towards its own commercialization represents a moral debate that is far bigger than hip hop culture, highlighting the degree to which crack cocaine--although a drug long in decline--has come to represent the entire paradoxical predicament of punishment in the U.S. today."--
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Bogazianos, Dimitri A
Dewey number
363.450973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.B62 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Alternative criminology series
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  • Drug control
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Narcotic laws
Label
5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crack, rap, and the punitive turn -- The invisible hand holds a gun: law and policy in the lethal regulation of crack -- Rap puts crack to work -- Things done changed: the rise of new school violence -- Training and humiliation -- Facing the corporation
Control code
ocn724667521
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 206 p.
Isbn
9780814787007
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011028191
System control number
(OCoLC)724667521
Label
5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crack, rap, and the punitive turn -- The invisible hand holds a gun: law and policy in the lethal regulation of crack -- Rap puts crack to work -- Things done changed: the rise of new school violence -- Training and humiliation -- Facing the corporation
Control code
ocn724667521
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 206 p.
Isbn
9780814787007
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011028191
System control number
(OCoLC)724667521

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