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Book chapters for the interdisciplinary volume “Hip-Hop from the East of Europe”
full name / name of organization:
Milosz Miszczynski / UCSD
The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange with a number of meaningful and important functions and implications. The volume takes up the challenge of showing how hip-hop became an intrinsic element of urban environments in this part of the world, what impact it has on the mainstream culture and what functions it serves in different contexts. The book's content, besides tracking hip-hop’s development, exhibits and explains hip-hop’s functions and receptions of hip-hop in the national cultures in the spheres such as lifestyles, social structure, politics or consumer trends.
The volume’s aim is to collect notable works analyzing the genesis, dynamics and functioning of hip-hop culture in particular countries, regions and communities. The expected outcome of the publication is building a general understanding of categories employed in hip-hop in this part of the world as well as outlining particular national, regional and local variations of hip-hop culture.
We invite submissions regarding any aspect of broadly understood hip-hop culture from a range of scholars, notably in social/cultural anthropology, sociology, film and literary studies, political science, philosophy, education, popular culture and communication studies, who would be prepared to submit chapters that examine hip-hop in the former Eastern bloc. Submissions should include an analysis of a chosen aspect of hip-hop culture in any of the Eastern European states: the post-communist EU members, the Balkan states, Belarus, Russia, the Ukraine, Turkey or the Caucasus Republics. Papers regarding an analysis of a narrow aspect of particular national hip-hop variety as well as general overviews and international comparisons are welcome.
The volume will be structured in five sections around the broad general topics of:
Paper proposals that would fit into these sections would include essays that might refer to particular cases from the region (hip-hop variations) and for instance:
Abstracts for proposed book chapters should be up to 500 words. Authors are asked to include brief biographical details along with their proposals, including name, academic affiliation and previous publications. Graduate students are welcome and will be assisted in the writing process.