Other People’s Property: Exchange & Appropriation in Hip-Hop in the Era of Resegregation and Racial Violence
As Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and co-founder of CultureStrike and ColorLines, Jeff Chang is a renowned speaker on culture, politics, the arts and music. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.
Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America received the Ray + Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture. Chang was a USA Ford Fellow in Literature, winner of the North Star News Prize, and named by The Utne Reader as one of 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.
Jeff Chang is the Vice President for Narrative, Arts and Culture at Race Forward. His books include Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post Civil Rights America). His latest, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation, was published in September 2016. His next book will be a biography of Bruce Lee. Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" and by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the Asian American Literary Award.