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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, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. 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....

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...

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...

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...

Precarious Femininity: The Performativity of Sexualized Bodies

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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...CC comes on stage to co-host, saying:1. One two2. One two3. Hey, hey4. What’s happening?5. Ok6. For those of you who don’t know who I am7. My name is CC8. I am the presenter . . .[audience starts to make noise]9. Hoekom lyk dit of niemand...

Multilingual Emcees up in the Club and Other Spaces

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 Chapter 1, I made reference to the complex history of South African Hip Hop. I mentioned that the way Hip Hop heads deal with language in place and space is to not only use it to comment on marginality in general but also to creatively...
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...In the United States, South African jazz horn player Hugh Masekela is best known for his hit single “Grazing in the Grass,” though in his home country his music came to be identified with the struggle against the apartheid system. Born...
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...The South African singer known as “Mama Africa” led a double life of musical star and political activist during the campaign to end her country’s racist apartheid system. Makeba was born in 1932 in the township of Prospect. Her mother...