Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-04
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This cutting-edge book, located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, brings together for the first time an international group of researchers who study Hip Hop textually, ethnographically, socially, aesthetically, and linguistically. It is the harvest of dialogue between these two separate yet interconnected areas of study. The borderline between Hip Hop culture and language pedagogy is fruitful but rarely explored. By looking at Hip Hop sociolinguistically and applying diverse applied linguistics frameworks, the authors explore the relations between language, popular culture, identity , and pedagogy, and offer a complex reading of the politics of language education through detailed ethnographic, critical discourse analysis, and sociolinguistic studies of Hip Hop culture in locally and globally diverse contexts. Overall, this book looks at the ways in which multilingual identities are performed within Hip Hop culture. A missing gap in the Hip Hop literature is the centrality and anin-depth analysis of the very medium that is used to express and perform Hip Hop -- language. Global Linguistic Flows fills this gap.

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@contents: Selected ContentsACKNOWLEDGMENTSFOREWORD: Geneva SmithermanINTRO: "Straight Outta Compton, Straight aus Munich: Glocal linguistic flows, youth identities, and the politics of language in a Global Hip Hop Nation" - H. Samy Alim DISC ONE:Stying locally, styling globally:The glocalization of language and culture in a Global Hip Hop Nation TRACK ONE: "Hip hop as dusty foot philosophy: Engaging locality in an abo-digital age" - Alastair Pennycook and Tony MitchellTRACK TWO: "Language and the three spheres of hip-hop discourse" - Jannis AndroutsopoulosTRACK THREE: "Rap as daily discourse: Race trafficking, conversational sampling, and transnational subjectivities in Brazil" - Jennifer Roth-GordonTRACK FOUR: " 'You shouldn't be rappin, you should be skateboardin the X-games': The co-construction of whiteness in an MC battle" - Cecelia CutlerTRACK FIVE: "From da bomb to bomba: African American English, glocalization, and the imagined Hip Hop Nation in Tanzania" - Christina HigginsTRACK SIX: " 'I decide to do am naija style': Hip-hop language and the hierarchy of postcolonial identities in Nigeria" - T. OmoniyiDISC TWO:The power of the word:Hip Hop poetics, pedagogies, and the politics of language in global contexts TRACK SEVEN: "'still reppin por mi gente': The transformative power of language mixing in Quebec Hip-Hop" - Mela SarkarTRACK EIGHT: " 'Respect for da chopstick Hip Hop': The politics, poetics, and pedagogy of Cantonese verbal art in Hong Kong" - Angel LinTRACK NINE: "Dragon Ash and the reinterpretation of Hip Hop: on the notion of rhyme in Japanese Hip Hop" - Natsuko Tsujimura and Stuart DavisTRACK TEN: " 'that's all concept; it's nothing real': Reality and lyrical meaning in rap" - Michael NewmanTRACK ELEVEN: "When life is off da hook: Affect, jouissance, and Hip-Hop pedagogy" - Awad IbrahimTRACK TWELVE: "Creating 'an empire within an empire': Critical Hip Hop Language Pedagogies and the role of sociolinguistics" - H. Samy Alim HIP-HOP HEADZ aka LIST of CONTRIBUTORS

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