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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

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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
Index
index present
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
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Drug control
  • Narcotic laws
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
Label
5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780814787007
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011028191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724667521
  • 7556211
Label
5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs, Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780814787007
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011028191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724667521
  • 7556211

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