Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 in Review: Hip Hop-related law review articles

With the year wrapping up, I thought it only appropriate to compile a list of law review articles published this year that might be relevant to hip-hop scholars, with SSRN links where I could find them. This list probably is not exclusive, so feel free to add articles in the comments section.

Reuven Ashtar, Theft, Transformation, and the Need of the Immaterial: A Proposal for Fair Use Digital Sampling Regime, 19 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 261 (2009)

R. Richard Banks, Class and Culture: The Indeterminacy of Nondiscrimination, 5 Stan. J.C.R. & C.L. 1 (2009)

Jacob Honigman, Can't Stop Snitchin': Criminalizing Threats Made in "Stop Snitching" Media Under the True Threats Exception to the First Amendment, 32 Colum. J.L. & Arts 207 (2009)

Lolita Buckner Inniss, A 'Ho New World: Raced and Gendered Insult as Ersatz Carnival and the Corruption of Freedom of Expression Norms, 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 43 (2009)

Max N. Panoff, Black, Tie Optional: How the NBA's Dress Code Violates Title VII, 8 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 275 (2009)

Tracy Reilly, The "Spiritual Temperature" of Contemporary Popular Music: An Alternative to the Legal Regulation of Death-Metal and Gangsta-Rap Lyrics, 11 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 335 (2009)

Meredith L. Schantz, Mixed Signals: How Mixtapes Have Blurred the Changing Legal Landscape in the Music Industry, 17 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 293 (2009)

Nick J. Sciullo, Conversations with the Law: Irony, Hyperbole and Identity Politics or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, and Haitian Jack - A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion of Rhetorical Resistance to the Law, 34 Okla. C. U. L. Rev. 455 (2009)

Here's to a successful 2010 to all the scholars hip-hop has touched.

-- Nick J. Sciullo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Nick for compiling this list. Since law influences hip hop so much (and vice versa), it is imperative that we, as scholars/activists, continue to analyze and critic these intersectionalities.


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