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Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop As Critical Conscience : Dissatisfaction and Dissent (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: January 18, 2018
TCIN: 53345822
UPC: 9783319592435
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-1413
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