Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Rap Beyond Resistance

Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco

Authors: Moreno Almeida, Cristina

  • Unravels the political economy of music analysing private media, state-funded music festivals, self-production and digital culture as key elements in non-Western cultural contexts
  • Connects the production of certain narratives to the awareness of the politics of the cultural field
  • Combines discourse analysis, producers’ interviews, participant observation and field observations gathered over 4 years of research in Morocco   
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About this book

This book fills the gap in existing literature by exploring other forms of political discourses in non-Western rap music. Theoretically, it challenges and explores resistance, arguing towards the need for different epistemological frameworks in which to look at narratives of cultural resistance in the Arabic-speaking world.  Empirically, it provides an in-depth look at the politics of rap culture in Morocco. Rap Beyond Resistance bridges the humanities and social sciences in order to de-Westernize cultural studies, presenting the political narratives of the Moroccan rap scene beyond secular liberal meanings of resistance. By exploring what is political, this book brings light to a vibrant and varied rap scene diverse in its political discourses – with an emphasis on patriotism and postcolonial national identity – and uncovers different ways in which young artists are being political beyond ‘radical lyrics’.

About the authors

Cristina Moreno Almeida is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at King’s College London and a visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Straightjacket of Resistance

    Moreno Almeida, Cristina

    Pages 1-20

  • Deciphering Moroccan ‘Cool’

    Moreno Almeida, Cristina

    Pages 21-50

  • Rap and the Revival of Patriotism

    Moreno Almeida, Cristina

    Pages 51-82

  • Branding Patriotism, Commodifying Resistance

    Moreno Almeida, Cristina

    Pages 83-112

  • Visual Representations of Power: Urban Spaces and Rooftops

    Moreno Almeida, Cristina

    Pages 113-143

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60183-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60182-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rap Beyond Resistance
Book Subtitle
Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco
Authors
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60183-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60183-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60182-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 181
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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