Hip hop at Europe's edge : music, agency, and social change

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Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally inflected. After the Soviet Union fell, hip hop became popular in urban environments in the region, but it has often been stigmatized as inauthentic, due to an apparent lack of connection to African American historical roots and black identity. Originally strongly influenced by aesthetics from the US, hip hop in Central and Eastern Europe has gradually developed unique, local trajectories, a number of which are showcased in this volume. On the one hand, hip hop functions as a marker of Western cosmopolitanism and democratic ideology, but as the contributors show, it is also a malleable genre that has been infused with so much local identity that it has lost most of its previous associations with "the West" in the experiences of local musicians, audiences, and producers. Contextualizing hip hop through the prism of local experiences and regional musical expressions, these valuable case studies reveal the broad spectrum of its impact on popular culture and youth identity in the post-Soviet world.

Introduction / Adriana Helbig and Milosz Miszczynski
Part 1: Hip Hop, Postsocialism, and Democracy
Rapping into Power: The Use of Hip Hop in Albanian Politics / Gentian Elezi and Elona Toska
Nothing Left to Lose: Hip Hop in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Jasmin Mujanović
Russian Rap in the Era of Vladimir Putin / Philip Ewell
Rap Music as a Cultural Mediator in Post-Conflict Yugoslavia / Alexandra Baladina
Part 2: Hip Hop and Emerging Market Economies
Diesel Power: Serbian Hip Hop from the Pleasure of the Privileged to Mass Youth Culture / Goran Musić and Predrag Vukčević
"The Underground is for Beggars": Slovak Rap at the Center of National Popular Culture / Peter Barrer
Music, Technology, and Shifts in Popular Culture: Making Hip Hop in e-Estonia / Triin Vallaste
Wearing Nikes for a Reason: A Critical Analysis of Brand Usage in Polish Rap / Milosz Miszczynski and Przemyslaw Tomaszewski
Part 3: Hip Hop on the Margins
Cosmopolitan Inscriptions? Mimicry, Rap, and Rurbanity in Post-socialist Albania / Nicholas Tochka
Violence as Existential Punctuation: Russian Hip Hop in the Age of Late Capitalism / Alexandre Gontchar
Unmasking Expressions in Turkish Rap/Hip Hop Culture: Contestation and Construction of Alternatıve Identities Through Localizatıon in Arabesk Music / Nuran Erol Işik and Murat Can Basaran
Hip Hop as a Means of Flight from 'Gypsy Ghetto' in Eastern Europe / Michal Ruzicka, Alena Kajanova, Veronika Zvánovcová, and Tomas Mrhalek
Rapping the Changes in North-East Siberia: Hip Hop, Urbanization, and Sakha Ethnicity / Aimar Ventsel and Eleanor Peers
Part 4: Hip Hop and Global Circulations of Blackness
La haine et les autres crimes: Ghettocentric Imagery in Serbian Hip Hop Videos / Irena Šentevska
The Power of the Words: Discourses of Authenticity in Czech Rap Music / Anna Oravcová
"Keep it 360": (Re)envisioning The Cultural and Racial Roots of Hip Hop through DJ Rhetoric and Ethnography / Todd Craig.

Additional Information
Subjects Rap (Music) -- Europe, Eastern -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- Europe, Central -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central.
Publisher Bloomington ; Indianapolis :2017
Contributors Miszczyński, Miłosz, editor.
Helbig, Adriana, editor.
Language English
Description ix, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references, discographies, filmographies and index.
ISBN 9780253022738
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