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160062 VO Hip Hop: Aesthetics, Culture, Politics (2018W)

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Sprache: Englisch

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Die Lehrveranstaltung entfällt am DO, 18.10.2018.

Donnerstag 04.10. 09:00 - 10:30 HS. 1 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-09
Donnerstag 11.10. 09:00 - 10:30 HS. 1 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-09
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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The term Hip Hop does not just describe music, but a whole culture including art, dance, fashion, literature, identity and politics. Although this is a music-focused course, it aims to situate the music—and other aesthetic components—within a larger Hip Hop culture, and to understand how the music then articulates and informs this culture’s political, racial, economic, and social concerns. Through readings taken from academic sources, the popular press, and interviews with artists; audio and video recordings, films and television series; and lectures and class discussion, we will explore and critically examine the history and current state of Hip Hop culture.

The course divides into four core areas.

Roots—We will trace the roots of Hip Hop in the New York ghetto in the 1970s (including the historical precedents and earlier styles that inspired it) and see how it spread throughout the US and then the world to create a global ‘Hip Hop nation’. Most of the major acts and genres will be covered.

Aesthetics—We will be primarily concerned with understanding how Hip Hop’s main tenets—MCing, DJing, B-boying/B-girling, graffiti, knowing—translate into meaningful practice. We will be particularly concerned with how sampling techniques are fused with rhythmical, poetic language in order to express Hip Hop’s social and political messages. We will see how Hip Hop’s remix culture has come to dominate the aesthetics of the 21st century.

Culture—The course examines the impact of Hip Hop not just on black culture and identity, but also on Latino/a and Asian cultures in the US and other cultures worldwide. We will see how through cross-cultural hybridization—including interracial, cross-class, cross-ethnic, and multi-lingual integration—Hip Hop has managed to generate a shared global language. We will also see that this optimistic vision is tempered by concerns about authenticity and commercialism.

Politics— Does Hip Hop manage to mount a genuine expression of black youth discontent, or does it represent little more than a successful marketing campaign? How does the representation of women, sexuality, violence and money in rap music mesh with any supposed emancipatory potential it might have? Through questions such as these we will think critically about the place of Hip Hop in wider society and its status as an oppositional culture.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

One 1.5 hour exam comprising two sections:
40% - Short questions to test students’ basic understanding of the four core areas.
60% - Extended essay on a topic of the student’s choice demonstrating in-depth critical knowledge of one topic.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the roots, general history, and main genres and artists of Hip Hop,
- Identify and describe the key aesthetic elements of Hip Hop,
- Analyse how meaning is generated in Hip Hop through its various artistic techniques,
- Understand the idea of Hip Hop as a global shared language and culture,
- Appreciate the basic shape of the academic literature on Hip Hop,
Critically debate the potential of Hip Hop to bring about social and political change.

Prüfungsstoff

Over the 14 weeks of the course, we expect to cover:
1. Roots,
2. History,
3. The Five Tenets (MCing, DJing, graffiti, b-boying/b-girling, knowing),
4. Remix culture,
5. Identity politics (race, class, gender, sexuality),
6. Hip Hop politics: activism and agendas,
7. Genres (gangsta, message rap, black nationalism),
8. Authenticity,
9. Commodification,
10. Global Hip Hop,
11. Music videos,
12. Film and television,
13. Futures,
14. Exam.

Literatur

Murray Forman & Mark Anthony Neal, eds. That’s the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader.

Tricia Rose, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA (2016): POP-V, INT, FRE
BA (2011): B06, B13, B14, B16, B18, B19
MA: M02, M03, M04, M05, M10, M11, M13, M15, M16
EC: POM2

Letzte Änderung: Do 05.09.2019 12:27