The Sociolinguistics of Hip-hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent – eBook

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  • Authors: Andrew S. Ross, Damian J. Rivers
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077G814SK
  • ISBN-10: 3319592432, 331986579X
  • ISBN-13: 9783319592435,  9783319865799


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The Sociolinguistics of Hip-hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent, (PDF) 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 demonstrate a range of international perspectives, analyze how hip-hop is employed to express dissent and dissatisfaction relating to such issues as immigration, stereotypes, racism, and post-colonialism. Using a range of methodological approaches, they shed light on diverse hip-hop cultures and practices around the world, stressing 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 emphasize its immense power as a form of popular culture through which the disenfranchised and oppressed can attain and maintain a voice. This thought-provoking edited collection is a must-read for scholars and students of linguistics, political activism and race studies and for anyone with an interest in hip-hop.


Examining how dissatisfaction and dissent are exemplified in many 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 emphasizing the lyrical content of rap produced across the globe, the volume provides 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, thus pushing forward the methodological apparatus of Hip Hop studies.” — Dr. Emilee Moore, University of Leeds, UK
It is always a pleasure to read not just poetry, but “strong poetry” where the unknown is made known and apparent, 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, dissent and resistance. The Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent could not have been more urgent and more needed than in the current moment. WORD!” — Professor Awad Ibrahim, University of Ottawa, Canada


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