• Title: Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language
  • Author: H. Samy Alim Awad Ibrahim Alastair Pennycook
  • ISBN: 9780805862850
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Global Linguistic Flows Hip Hop Cultures Youth Identities and the Politics of Language Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies this cutting edge book moves around the world spanning Africa Asia Australia the Americas and the European Union to explore Hip
    Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting edge book moves around the world spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization Focusing closely on language, these scholars ofLocated at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting edge book moves around the world spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization Focusing closely on language, these scholars of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cultural studies, and critical pedagogies offer linguistic insights to the growing scholarship on Hip Hop Culture, while reorienting their respective fields by paying closer attention to processes of globalization and localization.The book engages complex processes such as transnationalism, im migration, cultural flow, and diaspora in an effort to expand current theoretical approaches to language choice and agency, speech style and stylization, codeswitching and language mixing, crossing and sociolinguistic variation, and language use and globalization Moving throughout the Global Hip Hop Nation, through scenes as diverse as Hong Kong s urban center, Germany s Mannheim inner city district of Weststadt, the Brazilian favelas, the streets of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, and the hoods of the San Francisco Bay Area, this global intellectual cipha breaks new ground in the ethnographic study of language and popular culture.

    One Reply to “Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language”

    1. here's a pretty decent anthology. it got me really interested in linguistics. i feel like i want to devote some time to become more familiar with how to tlak about regional phonologies. it made me want to look at ebonics. the book is really great, hops around the world, decentering the traditional corporate branding bronx origin story; i'm not sure if this just makes it more market accessible. i learned a lot of interesting things, like rhyming being a foreign concept to japanese rapping. i'd li [...]

    2. I loved this book (with the exception of one chapter, but I won't hold that against them). My only critique is that I would love to see Indigenous Canadians represented more. Several chapters make extensive references to Aboriginal Australian hip hop and it's a shame that our strong hip hop communities here aren't represented as thoroughly.

    3. Really interesting book; unfortunately, I got a bit behind and didn't get to read all of it as deeply as I'd like. Luckily, I own it, so I'm sure I'll revisit it.

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