Kanye West Inspires New Textbook

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Rapper, producer, fashionista, cultural icon: 2013 was a full year for Kanye West. The multi-talented superstar has now inspired a new textbook about (what else?) himself.

Fuse shares that Julius Bailey, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Wittenberg University, is penning “The Cultural Impact of Kanye West.” The textbook, slated for March 6 release, “offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West.”

You can pre-order the book on Amazon now for $80. The book about the self-proclaimed “college dropout” is summarized: “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.”