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    PDF READ Losing My Cool I first heard of Thomas Chatterton Williams' book Losing My Cool on a public radio program To the Best of our Knowledge I was a bit disturbed by Williams' thesis that “hip hop culture” is the source of serious

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    Thomas Chatterton Williams Þ 0 READ READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Thomas Chatterton Williams CHARACTERS Losing My Cool I'm about 10 years older than the author so my relationship to hip hop is a bit different I grew up with funk and disco in the white suburbs of Pittsburgh When hip hop came along I lapped it up It was so black The mainstream white and black hated it People didn't understand it Hip hop became a source of pride for meOf course the music was a lot diverse in the '80s We had silly rap good time rap black nationalist rap miso

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool An engaging but very frustrating read I found it very upsetting how one sided the author is about a subculture that contains so many different elements both positive negative He has a very narrow view of hip hop While it is an interesting read I really HATE the premise message The author's racial politics taint every accou

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool Thomas Chatterton Williams Þ 0 READ Overall solid and fascinating account of the author's attraction to hip hop culture and its narrow definition of blackness versus his autodidact father's emphasis on grades reading and philosophy He expresses very well why and how he was attracted to hood styles make no mistake the hip hop he refers to is the street stuff not conscious stuff which he and his friends derisively referred to as Starbucks niggas Even thoug

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool Thomas Chatterton Williams Þ 0 READ I was happy to win this book as a Goodreads giveaway It was a fast read and I found it to be very compelling I loved the premise of the author

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Thomas Chatterton Williams Thomas Chatterton Williams Þ 0 READ PDF READ Losing My Cool Losing My Cool is a profound reflection on one of the prevalent cultures within the US While I find it somewhat bemusing that any individual could be so bold as to critiue any nonfiction writer who is willing to of

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool First I've got to say that Williams was brave to write this book Taking a hard honest look at hip hop culture being critical of it and then publicly writing about his conclusions are fraught things for a black man to do in this country Opens him up to all sorts of unwarranted criticism I've seen him called an Uncle Tom in than one place That being said the book itself is an interesting and engaging read Willia

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool This book offers an interesting perspective on hip hop culture and the ways in which it can distort the perspectives of young black people and especially some of its misogynistic tendencies But the author has a very solipsistic perspective best displayed in his treatment of RaShawn a young black man he admired when he was younger R

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    PDF READ Losing My Cool While I appreciated the author's honesty and ability to write about some hard subjects I just didn't get into the book The first half I felt was overkill I understood the hip hop culture and how he lived it out pretty uickly And th

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    CHARACTERS Losing My Cool PDF READ Losing My Cool Mildly heartwarming as a fatherson coming of age story but lacking sufficient perspective or nuance in its portrayal of hip hop culture Far too many reductive sweeping judgments of hip hop's influence based on tenuous interpretations of scant a

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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Thomas Chatterton Williams

Losing My Cool

READ Û Losing My Cool R years he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles keeping it real in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage until it all threatened to spin out of control Written with remarkable candor and em. Overall solid and fascinating account of the author s attraction to hip hop culture and its narrow definition of blackness versus his autodidact father s emphasis on grades reading and philosophy He expresses very well why and how he was attracted to hood styles make no mistake the hip hop he refers to is the street stuff not conscious stuff which he and his friends derisively referred to as Starbucks niggas Even though my experience is a bit different as a black male I identified with the various pressures and crises of trying to fit in to this ideal and dealing with the social humiliation should one fail to measure upThen he graduates goes to Georgetown and after the first year of keeping his hood bona fides up he undergoes an abrupt change and it is the description of his growing estrangement from hip hop and his realization of how he and those around him chose a narrow lie of what black people could be that the book earns its four stars He describes the

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READ Û Losing My Cool A provocative intellectual memoir USA Today from a remarkable new literary voice Growing up Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life his parents literature and the intoxicating hip hop culture that surrounded him Fo. I first heard of Thomas Chatterton Williams book Losing My Cool on a public radio program To the Best of our Knowledge I was a bit disturbed by Williams thesis that hip hop culture is the source of serious problems in the US black community especially because he played down racism as an ongoing problem I was disturbed by the fact that the white host appeared to lap up Williams ideasI am a white Jew and as such I think it s my responsibility to denounce racism like it is the responsibility of all caring people If anything white people have a greater responsibility to fight racism because the privilege of our skin means other white people who are after all the beneficiaries and arbiters of racism are generally likely to listen to us Thus I feel moved to respond to Williams whose book I fear only plays to white people s tendency to believe racist argumentsHis book is a memoir recounting his experience growing up in what he calls hip hop culture

READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Thomas Chatterton Williams

READ Û Losing My Cool Otional depth Losing My Cool portrays the allure and danger of hip hop culture with the authority of a true fan who's lived through it all while demonstrating the saving grace of literature and the power of the bond between father and s. This book offers an interesting perspective on hip hop culture and the ways in which it can distort the perspectives of young black people and especially some of its misogynistic tendencies But the author has a very solipsistic perspective best displayed in his treatment of RaShawn a young black man he admired when he was younger RaShawn becomes the author s foil in that while Williams reads and thinks his way out of his circumstances RaShawn goes down into a spiral of crime and jail But the implication of this is that hip hop culture which RaShawn embraced and Williams ultimately rejected determined their fates Williams never once stops to ask or investigate what RaShawn s life circumstances were like outside of his hip hop posing Perhaps poverty abuse at home etc determined both RaShawn s embrace of hip hop AND his ultimate fate rather than hip hop being the culprit Williams seems unable to grant people like RaShawn the same fullness of humanity that he r

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Losing My Cool
  • Thomas Chatterton Williams
  • English
  • 05 June 2018
  • 9781594202636