Associate Professor Geraldine Bloustien, Deputy Director, Hawke Research Institute, School of Communication, University of South Australia
This is a fascinating and innovative book which explores the ways marginalised peoples are able to challenge and 'resist' the negative impact of the global economy through creativity and technical innovation.
Bongani Madondo, journalist and author of Hot Type: Icons, Artists & God-Figurines
From the digital divide to the politics of democracy in the public sphere, this book is that rarity: as much a bible for academics in the lecture hall as for b-boys in the ballroom hall.
Tony Mitchell, editor of Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA
Haupt's engaging book provides informative and lively reading.
Shaheen Ariefdien, former Prophets of da City MC & producer
This vibrant book builds on Haupt's previous work on articulations of resistance through hip-hop and is a superb contribution to the growing body of literature that recognises agency in the face of global capitalism's barbarity.
African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXV, No. 4, 2009
"In short, in addressing the pervasive influence of American popular culture in Africa, Haupt’s study makes an interesting contribution and thus is a worthy addition to social science libraries."
Jonathan Zilberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Click on the links below to read the reviews:
Media Coverage Amandla! 01 June 2009
Journal Review - Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion