(Dr Simon McKerrell)

This week's topic race, introduced by Simon McKerrell:

Essential Reading
Jon Stratton and Nabeel Zuberi (eds.) Black popular music in Britain since 1945.
Potter, Russell A. (1995) ‘”Are you afraid of the mix of black and white?” Hip-hop and the Spectacular Politics of Race’, in Spectacular Vernaculars, Hip-hop and the Politics of Postmodernism, Russell A. Potter, Albany: State University of New York Press, pp.131-156.
Carby, Hazel. (2001) "What Is This 'Black' in Irish Popular Culture?" European Journal of Cultural Studies Vol. 4 (3): 325-349.

Additional Reading
Radano, Ronald. (2003) Lying up a nation: race and black music Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Bohlman, Philip V. (2007) ‘Erasure: displacing and misplacing race in twentieth-century music historiography’ in Western Music and Race by Julie Brown (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.3-23.

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