Over the past two decades, hip-hop, in its various facets of rap, deejaying, dance, visual art, fashion, and attitude toward authority, has gradually taken over as a primary medium of expression for youth around the world. Used as mass entertainment, elite aesthetic statement, social and political commentary, tool for education and social change, vehicle for economic opportunity, and as the core of a cultural movement, hip-hop has proven malleable enough to thrive embedded in scores of different languages and cultures around the world and effectively speak to local needs. Yet its local manifestations have also managed to retain their membership in a global hip-hop culture, now in its second or third generation.
In this seminar we will study the global spread of hip-hop from an interdisciplinary approach, examining its varieties of expression from aesthetic, cultural, social, musical, linguistic, kinetic, economic, and technological perspectives. We will first come to an understanding of the rise and dispersion of hip-hop culture in the United States. Then, beginning with France, where it first took hold, we will move around the world examining local case studies and their more global implications.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 - Summer Session II|
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Alim, Ibrahim, and Pennycook, GLOBAL LINGUISTIC FLOWS
Charry, HIP HOP AFRICA
Condry, HIP HOP JAPAN
Durand, RAP MUSIC AND HIP HOP CULTURE IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD
Templeton, CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE BERLIN HIP HOP SCENE
Terkourafi, THE LANGUAGES OF GLOBAL HIP HOP
|Examination and Assignments: |
Responses to the assigned reading, oral presentations, a midterm paper (5-7 pages), and a final research paper (8-10 pages).
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: .MTWRF. 03:30PM-05:10PM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 17||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 6||SO: 4||FR: 4|