If you’ve been looking for an in-depth analysis of the cultural enigma that we know as Mr. Kanye West, your wait will soon be over. March 6, 2014 marks that the day that writer Julius Bailey’s newest work ‘The Cultural Impact of Kanye West’ will hit stores. The 300 page text will examine the rapper/ businessman/ father through 14 essays ranging in topics from socio-political, economic and artistic issues. The books synopsis reads:
The ability of popular art to offer societal critiques and challenge received ideas has been recognized throughout history. Through rap and hip hop, composers, singers, and entertainers have recently provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of the times. This book offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West. Looking at the moral and social implications of West’s words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization’s preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.
Mr. Bailey has a PhD and teaches in the Psychology department at Wittenberg University. He’s a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer.
Kanye West is definitely an interesting subject so this may be a textbook to check out!