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Global Noise (Music/Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

The thirteen essays that comprise Global Noise explore the hip hop scenes of Europe, Anglophone and Francophone Canada, Japan and Australia within their social, cultural and ethnic contexts. Countering the prevailing colonialist view that global hip hop is an exotic and derivative outgrowth of an African-American-owned idiom subject to assessment in terms of American norms and standards, Global Noise shows how international hip hop scenes, like those in France and Australia, developed by first adopting then adapting US models and establishing an increasing hybridity of local linguistic and musical features. The essays reveal diasporic manifestations of international hip hop that are rarely acknowledged in the growing commentary on the genre in the US. In the voices of rappers from around the globe with divergent backgrounds of race, nationality, class and gender, the authors find a consistent rhetoric of opposition and resistance to institutional forms of repression and the construction of a cohesive, historically-based subculture capable of accommodating regional and national diversities.

Contributors: Roger Chamberland, Ian Condry, David Hesmondhalgh, Claire Levy, Ian Maxwell, Caspar Melville, Sarah Morelli, Mark Pennay, André J.M. Prévos, Ted Swedenburg, Jacqueline Urla and Mir Wermuth.

Review:

"This is a fascinating study of the way in which hip-hop has flourished in innumerable contexts outside the United States. The individual studies themselves are authoritative and compelling, written by experts on each national scene. The book as a whole invites us to rethink longstanding ideas about cultural imperialism and the flow of cultural influence. As such, it should be read by those with an interest in any kind of popular music. This book will spark discussion and shape the direction of future work on popular music and cultural globalization." Will Straw, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University

Review:

"[A] groundbreaking collection...an intelligent, engaging contribution to pop cultural studies....Artists, activists and academics will look to this benchmark collection for a long time." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]he essays show how rap outside the United States is not simply an emulation of African American culture but a means of redefining local identity wherever it is embraced." Library Journal

About the Author

Tony Mitchell is the author of Popular Music and Local Identity: Rock, Pop and Rap in Europe and Oceania (1996). He is Senior Lecturer in Writing and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819565020
Editor:
Mitchell, Tony
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Editor:
Mitchell, Tony
contributors:
Roger Chamberland, Ian Condry, David Hesmondhalgh, Claire Levy, Ian Maxwell, Caspar Melville, Sarah Morelli, Mark Pennay, Andre J.M. Pré vos, Ted Swedenburg, Jacqueline Urla and Mir Wermuth.
Author:
Mitchell, Tony
Location:
Middletown, Conn.
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
World Beat - NonWestern Music
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Hip-hop
Subject:
Rap & Hip-Hop
Subject:
Genres & Styles - International
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-World Music
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Music/Culture
Series Volume:
no. OPSW-ODFW-
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.01x6.06x1.00 in. 1.24 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Wesleyan University Press - English 9780819565020 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a fascinating study of the way in which hip-hop has flourished in innumerable contexts outside the United States. The individual studies themselves are authoritative and compelling, written by experts on each national scene. The book as a whole invites us to rethink longstanding ideas about cultural imperialism and the flow of cultural influence. As such, it should be read by those with an interest in any kind of popular music. This book will spark discussion and shape the direction of future work on popular music and cultural globalization." Will Straw, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University
"Review" by , "[A] groundbreaking collection...an intelligent, engaging contribution to pop cultural studies....Artists, activists and academics will look to this benchmark collection for a long time."
"Review" by , "[T]he essays show how rap outside the United States is not simply an emulation of African American culture but a means of redefining local identity wherever it is embraced."
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