The formation of ‘Hip-Hop Academicus’ : how American scholars talk about the academisation of hip-hop

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The formation of ‘Hip-Hop Academicus’ : how American scholars talk about the academisation of hip-hop
Author(s) Söderman, Johan
Date 2013
English abstract
Social activism and education have been associated with hip-hop since it emerged in New York City 38 years ago. Therefore, it might not be surprising that universities have become interested in hip-hop. This article aims to highlight this ‘hip-hop academisation’ and analyse the discursive mechanisms that manifest in these academisation processes. The guiding research question explores how hip-hop scholars talk about this academisation. The theoretical framework is informed by the scholarship of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Hip-hop scholars were interviewed in New York City during 2010. The results demonstrate themes of hip-hop as an attractive label, a door opener, a form of ‘low-culture’, a trap and an educational tool.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051713000089 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Host/Issue British Journal of Music Edcuation;30
Volume 03
ISSN 1469-2104
Pages 369-381
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16540 (link to this page)

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