Shamanism, Racism, and Hip Hop Culture

Essays on White Supremacy and Black Subversion

  • Authors
  • James W. Perkinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. White Supremacy, African Sorcery, and Euro-Christianity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
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      Pages 3-16
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      Pages 17-42
  3. Black Creativity, Shamanic Remedy, and Afro-Polyphony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-44
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      Pages 45-83
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      Pages 85-114
  4. Hip-Hop Ferocity, American Mortality, and Trance Trickery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
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      Pages 117-136
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      Pages 137-156
  5. Market Liturgy, Indigenous Pedagogy, and the White Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-159
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      Pages 179-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-227

About this book


Shamanism, Racism and Hip Hop Culture is a groundbreaking collection of essays exploring the five hundred year history of white Christian hegemony that has so profoundly shaped American society. James W. Perkinson explores the idea that American identity and history are profoundly informed by an on-going interweaving of white entitlement and black disenfranchisement that constrains other forms of cultural struggle.


Christianity culture identity religion society theology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53031-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-7918-6
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