From deep within the New York hip-hop scene, author and b-boy Joe Schloss takes participant/observer fieldwork to its extreme. The first serious study of b-boying, the pre-eminent form of hip-hop dance commonly known as "breakdancing," Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York holds to its name, presenting a truly foundational study of the core concepts in the history, practice, and pedagogy of the dance form. The book delivers a powerful new paradigm for the study of hip-hop culture and of popular culture more broadly, and promises to become a seminal text in hip-hop scholarship and dance theory.
Intro Contents Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. "The Original Essence of the Dance": History, Community, and Classic B-Boy Records 3. "Getting Your Foundation": Pedagogy 4. "We Have to Be Exaggerated": Aesthetics 5. "In the Cypher": B-Boy Spaces 6. "I Hate B-Boys-That's Why I Break": Battling 7. From Rocking to B-Boying: History and Mystery 8. Conclusions Notes Bibliography Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.