This Call for Papers is for the November 2005 American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington, D.C. themed "Bringing the Past into the Present"
Moving beyond the idea that Hip Hop is merely social practice, this call invites abstracts that address some of the following and issues:
How does Hip Hop engage with the circulation of genres; the technologies of cultural circulation and transmission; the anthropology of the senses; the politics of the Popular in the public sphere; the localization or “translation” of identities on a global scale in relation to politics of race, gender, age, ethnicity, personhood, and poetics; agency and activism?
In what ways can Hip Hop be viewed as a methodological tool for exploring identity and subjectivity in postcolonial settings?
Is the globalization of Hip Hop and its localization connected to democratization and liberalization in a late capitalist global economy?
Why are youth around the world embodying Hip Hop by way of graffiti writing, breakdancing, DJing, and MCing?
How can Hip Hop elucidate our understanding of deterritorialization, localization, the political economy of struggle, and modes of resistance?
The deadline for abstracts is Monday, March 7, 2005. All
abstracts should be approximately 250 words. Please e-mail
abstracts, comments, and questions to:
Laurian R. Bowles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kara J. Crews (email@example.com) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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