Transcultural Voices: Narrating Hip Hop Culture in Complex Delhi

Singh, Jaspal Naveel (2021). Transcultural Voices: Narrating Hip Hop Culture in Complex Delhi. Encounters, 22. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.



This book presents the narratives and voices of young, mostly male practitioners of hip hop culture in Delhi, India. The author suggests that practitioners understand hip hop as both a thing that can be appropriated and authenticated, made real, in the local and global context and as a way that enables them to transform their lives and futures in the rapidly globalising urban environments of Delhi. The dancers, artists, musicians and cultural theorists that feature in this book construct a multitude of voices in their narratives to formulate their 'own' transcultural voices within global hip hop. Through a combination of linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics and discourse studies, the book addresses issues including gender and sexuality, identity construction and global culture.

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