Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
The purpose of this study was to examine how people respond to individuals who embrace certain types of music. Hip-hop has been a valued form of cultural capital for members of the Black community because of its culture-specific benefits, including its pivotal role in Black identity formation, and its use in articulating the struggles with oppression and discrimination. In recent years, Black hip-hop culture has transformed from being marginalized to what is now considered a globally adopted phenomenon in terms of music, fashion, idiom, and styles of behavior.
Akbarian, Shaida, "Hip-hop appropriation and its threat to black cultural distinctiveness" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4360.