A textbook titled "The Cultural Impact of Kanye West" will hits stores March 2014.
Looks like Kanye West is not the only person who thinks he has a large cultural impact (though he may argue he has the largest). A new textbook written by Julius Bailey will hit shelves in March under the title The Cultural Impact of Kanye West.
The book will examine Yeezy's zeitgeist wheelie popping in-depth, describing itself as an analyisis of the “moral and social implications of West’s words, images and music in the broader context of Western civilization’s preconceived ideas.”
Bailey is no stranger to looking at hip hop academically, editing a collection of writings called Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King a couple of years back.
The Yeezus book will be available for purchase March 6th. Read the book's full description below.
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.