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The Sociolinguistics of Hip-hop as Critical Conscience

Dissatisfaction and Dissent

Editors: Ross, Andrew S., Rivers, Damian J. (Eds.)

  • Focuses exclusively on the use of the hip-hop genre as a form of resistance that emerges from the critical conscience of both artists and fans, the first book to do so
  • Looks at hip-hop music and culture in locations as diverse as Australia, Finland, Mongolia, Brazil, Germany, and the USA
  • Breaks down the construct of hip-hop in a manner not yet attempted from the perspective of language and linguistics
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About this book

This book adopts a sociolinguistic perspective to trace the origins and enduring significance of hip-hop as a global tool of resistance to oppression. The contributors, who represent a range of international perspectives, analyse how hip-hop is employed to express dissatisfaction and dissent relating to such issues as immigration, racism, stereotypes and post-colonialism. Utilising a range of methodological approaches, they shed light on diverse hip-hop cultures and practices around the world, highlighting issues of relevance in the different countries from which their research originates. Together, the authors expand on current global understandings of hip-hop, language and culture, and underline its immense power as a form of popular culture through which the disenfranchised and oppressed can gain and maintain a voice. This thought-provoking edited collection is a must-read for scholars and students of linguistics, race studies and political activism, and for anyone with an interest in hip-hop.

About the authors

Andrew S. Ross is a lecturer at Southern Cross University, Queensland, Australia. He has published in the area of emotions and motivation in language learning, and language and new media. 
 Damian J. Rivers is an associate professor at Future University Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan. He has co-edited several books, including Resistance to the Known: Counter-Conduct in Language Education (2015, Palgrave Macmillan).

Reviews

“It is always a pleasure to read not just poetry, but "strong poetry" where the unknown is made known and visible, where language sails into oceans of pleasure and solidarity, where disciplines meet to create a nation of hope in a time of hopelessness, and where Hip-Hop rubs shoulders with language, resistance, and dissent. The Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent could not have been more urgent and more needed than in the present moment. WORD!“ (Professor Awad Ibrahim , University of Ottawa, Canada)

 “Exploring how dissatisfaction and dissent are exemplified in various forms of data, the volume shows how hip hop continues to be a politically and socially relevant form of expression around the world and a tool for contemporary youth to express their dissatisfaction with current political and social regimes.” (Associate Professor Cecelia A. Cutler

, City University of New York, USA)

“By focusing on the lyrical content of rap produced across the globe, the volume offers intriguing insights on many critical issues of interest to a broad range of readers, including migration, racism and postcolonialism. Authors use a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches to show how dissatisfaction and dissent are constructed in rap in ways that cross national borders, languages and semiotic modes, thereby pushing forward the methodological apparatus of Hip Hop studies.” (Dr. Emilee Moore, University of Leeds, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Hip-hop as Critical Conscience: Framing Dissatisfaction and Dissent

    Ross, Andrew S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Linguistic and Lyrical Development of 2Pac in Relation to Regional Hip-hop Identity and Conflict

    Gilbers, Steven

    Pages 13-36

  • Dimensions of Dissatisfaction and Dissent in Contemporary German Rap: Social Marginalization, Politics, and Identity Formation

    Wiemeyer, Leonie (et al.)

    Pages 37-67

  • “77% of Aussies Are Racist”: Intersections of Politics and Hip-hop in Australia

    Ross, Andrew S.

    Pages 69-99

  • Where is the Love? White Nationalist Discourse on Hip-hop

    Rivers, Damian J.

    Pages 101-129

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eBook 76,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59244-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59243-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociolinguistics of Hip-hop as Critical Conscience
Book Subtitle
Dissatisfaction and Dissent
Editors
  • Andrew S. Ross
  • Damian J. Rivers
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59244-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59244-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59243-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 271
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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