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Author Miles, Corey J., author.

Title Vibe : the sound and feeling of Black life in the American South / Corey J. Miles.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  975.0899 MIL    Available
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Description xiii, 135 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
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Series Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude -- Introduction: The 2-5-2 -- Chapter 1: Let me vibe -- Chapter 2: Use my tears to motivate -- Chapter 3: Hanging out the window with my ratchet-ass friends -- Chapter 4: We turned a Section 8 appartment into a condo -- Closing verse -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary "Where exactly does the South begin and end? Current maps are too rigid to account for the ways Black people have built the South while being simultaneously excluded from it. Drawing from the different ways Black artists in the 2-5-2 area code in North Carolina use "vibe" as a mode of knowing and communication, author Corey J. Miles illustrates how Black feeling and unfeeling offer entry points into the contemporary South that challenge static and monolithic notions of the region. Placing the local artists in conversation with other southern cultural creators such as 2 Chainz, Rod Wave, and Rapsody, these ethnographic narratives demonstrate that there are multiple Souths, with overlapping and distinct commitments to working through pain, sound, and belonging. In Vibe: The Sound and Feeling of Black Life in the American South, Miles narrates how southern Black sound, feeling, and being is constantly policed, surveilled, and criminalized. In doing so, he re-narrates the region as the "carceral South," to capture the ways people in the South and beyond can feel the emotional weight of the criminalization of Blackness. Pain music, a subgenre of trap music, is used to take the listener to moments of violence to allow them to hear the desires, anger, and silences that bind Black life in community. Through conceptions of ratchet, hood, and ghetto, Black artists turn away from respectable images and unmap the South. In trap music, they move the South to a space where multiple modes of being find respect and care"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Southern States.
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Trap (Music) -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Trap (Music) -- Political aspects -- Southern States.
Hip-hop -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Hip-hop -- Political aspects -- Southern States.
Added Title Sound and feeling of Black life in the American South
ISBN 9781496847287 (hardback)
9781496848901 (trade paperback)

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