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“Fear of an Arab Planet”: The Sounds and Rhythms of Afro-Arab Internationalism


Lubin’s analysis focuses on the identities and actions of communities that translate their politics and poetics into other discursive forms, seeking liberation. “Seriously” reading global hip-hop as a transnational linkage of the voices of the dispossessed and oppressed, Lubin argues that reading and understanding the new geography of liberation that such discursive communities create is also a way of recognizing how such spaces and forms of community—the borderless and refugee—are always already breaking out of fixed rhythms and identities to produce new belongings and beats.

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