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Ogbar, Jeffrey Ogbonna Green

Overview
Works: 10 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 2,262 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML3918.R37, 323.1196073009046
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar
Black power : radical politics and African American identity by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1960s, the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party gave voice to many economically disadvantaged and politically isolated African Americans, especially outside the South. Though vilified as extremist and marginal, they were formidable agents of influence and change during the civil rights era and ultimately shaped the Black Power movement. In this study, drawing on deep archival research and interviews with key participants, Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar reconsiders the comingled stories of - and popular reactions to - the Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, and mainstream civil rights leaders. Ogbar finds that many African Americans embraced the seemingly contradictory political agenda of desegregation and nationalism. Indeed, black nationalism was far more favorably received among African Americans than historians have previously acknowledged. Black Power reveals a civil rights movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side." "Ogbar concludes that Black Power had more lasting cultural consequences among African Americans and others than did the civil rights movement, engendering minority pride and influencing the political, cultural, and religious spheres of mainstream African American life for the next three decades."--Jacket
Hip-hop revolution : the culture and politics of rap by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the world of hip-hop, "keeping it real" has always been a primary goal--and realness takes on special meaning as rappers mold their images for street cred and increasingly measure authenticity by ghetto-centric notions of "Who's badder?" In this groundbreaking book, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar celebrates hip-hop and confronts the cult of authenticity that defines its essential character--that dictates how performers walk, talk, and express themselves artistically and also influences the consumer market. Hip-Hop Revolution is a balanced cultural history that looks past negative stereotypes of hip-hop as a monolith of hedonistic, unthinking noise to reveal its evolving positive role within American society. A writer who's personally encountered many of hip-hop's icons, Ogbar traces hip-hop's rise as a cultural juggernaut, focusing on how it negotiates its own sense of identity. He especially explores the lyrical world of rap as artists struggle to define what realness means in an art where class, race, and gender are central to expressions of authenticity-and how this realness is articulated in a society dominated by gendered and racialized stereotypes. Ogbar also explores problematic black images, including minstrelsy, hip-hop's social milieu, and the artists' own historical and political awareness. Ranging across the rap spectrum from the conscious hip-hop of Mos Def to the gangsta rap of 50 Cent to the "underground" sounds of Jurassic 5 and the Roots, he tracks the ongoing quest for a unique and credible voice to show how complex, contested, and malleable these codes of authenticity are. Most important, Ogbar persuasively challenges widely held notions that hip-hop is socially dangerous--to black youths in particular--by addressing the ways in which rappers critically view the popularity of crime-focused lyrics, the antisocial messages of their peers, and the volatile politics of the word "nigga." Hip-Hop Revolution deftly balances an insider's love of the culture with a scholar's detached critique, exploring popular myths about black educational attainment, civic engagement, crime, and sexuality. By cutting to the bone of a lifestyle that many outsiders find threatening, Ogbar makes hip-hop realer than it's ever been before." -- Publisher's description
The Harlem Renaissance revisited : politics, arts, and letters( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil rights movement( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing a broad range of issues connected with the African American civil rights movement, this volume of 15 essays includes work by Clayborne Carson, Waldo Martin, Harvard Sitkoff and Ann Standley
From the bottom up : popular Black reactions to the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party, 1955-1975 by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black power : radical politics and African American identity by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] enhances our understanding of the Nation of Islam, the Black Panther Party, and the impact these groups had on Black Power era notions of self-love and collective identity.-Back cover
Black Power and Puerto Rican ethno-nationalism in the United States, 1966-1972 by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hip hop, the Black power movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, distinguished author and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, delivers a lecture on the importance of mass media as a vehicle for expanding Black power. He focuses particularly on the differences between the media's depiction of Black feminine beauty and white feminine beauty. Peniel E. Joseph, political activist and professor of History at Tufts University, is also awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize from the North East Black Studies Alliance (NEBA)
Puerto Rico en mi corazón : the Young Lords, Black Power and Puerto Rican nationalism in the U.S., 1966-1972 by Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jeffrey Ogbar author, Hip-hop revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jeffrey Ogbar talked about his book Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap ... In his book Professor Ogbar examines the history of hip-hop and explores the social and political aspects of hip-hop that have shaped the current cultural landscape. He responded to questions from members of the audience."--Program description from the DVD
 
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Black power : radical politics and African American identity
Alternative Names
Ogbar, Jeffrey O. G.

Ogbar Jeffrey O. G. 1969-....

Languages
English (37)

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Hip-hop revolution : the culture and politics of rapThe Harlem Renaissance revisited : politics, arts, and lettersThe civil rights movement