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Baps, B-Boys, Buppies, Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture.
No more yuppies, no more buppies, no more X generation; that's all dead and gone.
Buppies Online is a serious source of information aimed at everyone, not just Black Urban Professionals.
However, Weber is a talented writer, and there's room in the African American canon for a novel full of hateful, lust-maddened, foul-mouthed buppies from southeastern Queens, New York; characters who are crummy parents to boot.
This compelling series of books includes Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound (1985); The Death of Rhythm and Blues (1988); Buppies, B-Boys, Baps, and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture (1992); Hip Hop America (1999); and Post-Soul Nation (2003).
A generation of so-called "slackers," they are seen in stark contrast to the baby boomers and buppies before them who wanted to take corporate America by storm.
The opening chronicle of Nelson George's Buppies, B-Boys, Baps, and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture (1992) includes a small but notable stream of literary and academic figures such as Ishmael Reed, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Cornel West.
George navigates the reader through the gritty New York streets revealing an underground erogenous culture of successful buppies.
The title of his influential book Buppies, B-Boys, Baps, and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture (1992) suggests correctly that his project is more a taxonymy-a catalog of emergent but identifiable social types-than an abstract theorization of a new cultural sensibility.
The driving force behind that leisure spending has been baby boomers--the generation of buppies and yuppies who have never fought in a "real war," who have never faced economic depression and who are always ready to play.
Now in a book of essays, Buppies, B-Boys, Baps & Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture, the Village Voice columnist writes compellingly on the black aesthetic metamorphosis from soul, funk and disco to hip-hop and New Jack Swing; from Shaft to Spike Lee; and from Berry Gordyto Russell Simmons.
These yuppies and buppies have a disposable income, but they also have the competitive edge," says Oliver Martin Jr.