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“Part of My Being”: Politics and Poetics According to Keorapetse Kgositsile

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Keorapetse Kgositsile is the poet laureate of South Africa.Kgositsile died on January 3, 2017, while this book was in production. Born in Johannesburg in 1938, he came of age as an anti-apartheid activist with the African National Congress...

Conclusion: On the Future Study of Marginalized Voices

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In writing this book, I set out to explore an approach to multilingualism that treated it as a dynamic and mobile resource that enables the (re)production of voice and citizenship, a process I have called ‘remixing’ multilingualism....

Heavy Metal in South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Heavy metal in South Africa has experienced a distinctly political development historically. South Africa’s global marginalization during apartheid meant that many international bands boycotted the country, or simply did not regard South...

Bubblegum

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Bubblegum, or township pop as it is also called, is a musical style that developed in South Africa during the 1980s. Largely popular among urban black youth, bubblegum shares certain similarities with disco pop or bubblegum elsewhere...

The Hip Hop Sociolinguist and Multi-sited Ethnography: Collecting Multilingual Remix Data

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...How does one collect multilingual remixing data? What is the sociolinguist’s role in the documentation of Hip Hop multilingual practices? In the previous chapter, I discussed aspects of my research design, outlining the spatial turn...

Ghoema Musical Complex

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Cape Town, South Africa, the summer season, which coincides with Christmas and New Year, is a particularly festive time. These two dates are celebrated with centuries-old cultural practices to which lower-middle- and working-class...

Designing Hip Hop Sociolinguistics Research on Multilingualism

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...More than three decades of Hip Hop studies have charted the relationship between Hip Hop culture and young multilingual speakers who use its discursive and semiotic ingredients to initiate novel linguistic trajectories in their various...

Staging Masculinity: Emceeing Toughness, Toughing up the Emcee

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip Hop culture has been critiqued as a male-dominated social sphere, crowding out the potential contribution of female and non-binary artists and fans. But with its spread around the world, and changing social mores, Hip Hop culture...

Introduction

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This book is an ethnographic study of multilingual remixing achieved by highly multilingual Coloured‘Coloured’ designates a racial group defined under apartheid South Africa as a broad group including many people not easily defined...
...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...