"In the land of samba there is another vibrant culture capturing the attention of urban youth. In this compelling account, Pardue argues that hip hop, while certainly a product of globalized flows of information and technology, is by no means homogenous. Rather, it serves as a set of ideologies for everyday people to make sense of and potentially change their lives. Based on more than five years of anthropological fieldwork in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, Ideologies of Marginality in Brazilian Hip Hop represents "culture" as generative and thus meaningful as a set of practices. When interpreted in this manner, local hip hoppers become closer to what they claim to be - subjects rather than objects of history and everyday life. In his ethnography, Pardue highlights the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and territory."--BOOK JACKET.
1. Introduction and Frame
2. Assembling Brazilian Hip Hop Histories
3. Making Territorial Claims: Sao Paulo Hip Hop and the Socio-geographical Dynamics of Periferia
4. Putting Mano to Music: Testing Hip Hop Negritude
5. Mano/Mana: The Engendering of the Periferia
6. Fechou? (I'm Out / The End?): Concluding Remarks about a Crisis and an Opportunity.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -205) and index.