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Hip hop in Buffalo: Three stories of struggle, survival and success
This study examines three manifestations of hip hop culture in Buffalo, New York through the voices of three artists. I connect three founders in the Bronx to Buffalo artists, revealing a context of how hip hop is understood ...
"No matter what they think of me": Religious beliefs and practices of Gospel rappers in Buffalo, NY
Late in the nineties and into the millennium, Buffalo witnessed a proliferation of Gospel rappers. Out of the clash of street sound and Christian based content, a new group of Christian rappers has emerged. As they did in ...
Shrinking city, shrinking region: A socio-spatial analysis of demolitions in Buffalo and the emergence of regional shrinkage in Erie County, New York
In shrinking cities demolitions are a constant factor in the ever changing urban landscape. As these cities continue to lose population and jobs, their housing markets continue to weaken, leaving behind a vast portfolio ...
Reconnecting Buffalo with the water
Statement of Issue/Problem. Over the years the City of Buffalo has lost its historic connections to Lake Erie, the Buffalo River and the Erie Canal: the very sources which powered the city to its early economic prominence. ...
The effect of deindustrialization and globalization on the feminization of poverty in Buffalo, New York (1970–2008): A case study of transitional housing at Gerard Place
In this era of globalization, the themes of exploitation and the marginalization of women in the U.S. can be viewed as part of, and connected to, the feminization of poverty on an international scale. Global development ...