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"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell": theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This thesis is devoted to arguing for recognition of the urban neo-slave narrative, and to analyzing two examples of such novels: Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim...
Dee-jay drop that deadbeat : hip-hop's remix of fatherhood narratives
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
This dissertation examines hip-hop fatherhood narratives from 2010-2015 influenced by drug addiction, mass incarceration, underground economies, trauma, and dysfunctional co-parenting. Explicitly, the paper explores how ...