We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel (Hardcover)

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By Charity Marsh (Editor), Mark V. Campbell (Editor), Murray Forman (Foreword by), Mark V. Campbell (Editor)
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We Still Here maps the edges of hip-hop culture and makes sense of the rich and diverse ways people create and engage with hip-hop music within Canadian borders. Contributors to the collection explore the power of institutions, mainstream hegemonies, and the processes of historical formation in the evolution of hip-hop culture. Throughout, the volume foregrounds the generative issues of gender, identity, and power, in particular in relation to the Black diaspora and Indigenous cultures. The contributions of artists in the scene are front and centre in this collection, exposing the distinct inner mechanics of Canadian hip hop from a variety of perspectives. By amplifying rarely heard voices within hip-hop culture, We Still Here argues for its power to disrupt national formations and highlights the people and communities who make hip hop happen.

About the Author

Charity Marsh, director of the Interactive Media and Performance Labs, is associate professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Creative Technologies in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina. Mark V. Campbell, DJ and curator, is assistant professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780228003502
ISBN-10: 0228003504
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2020
Pages: 328
Language: English