Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Reggae and Hip Hop in Southern Italy

Politics, Languages, and Multiple Marginalities

Authors: Scarparo, Susanna, Stevenson, Mathias

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  • Relevant to students and scholars in the fields of Italian Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Popular Music Studies and Global Studies
  • Focused on groups and solo artists located predominantly in the Southern Italian regions of Apulia, Sicily and Sardinia
  • Argues that that transcultural and multilingual musical production resists the marginalization of the South
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This book explores the significance of reggae and hip hop in Southern Italy from the beginning of the 1980s to the present. Focusing on groups and solo artists located predominantly in the Southern Italian regions of Apulia and Sardinia, it examines the production and distribution of their music, lyrics and video clips. To this end, Reggae and Hip Hop in Southern Italy emphasizes the linguistic aspects of cultural marginalization as well as marginalities linked to geographical location, gender, and to social and political identification. The authors put forward three key arguments, namely: that the Southern Italian transcultural and multilingual musical productions defy the cultural stereotype of the South; that the musicians discussed are creating new alliances and transcultural exchanges that engage critically with the challenges and opportunities offered by globalization; and that these musical productions represent one of Italy’s most significant forms of creative political expression since the 1970s. Reggae and Hip Hop in Southern Italy brings to light the distinctive characteristics of Italy’s independent and marginal musical contexts of reggae and reggae-inflected hip hop. It will serve as an invaluable resource for academics and students of Italian cultural studies, global studies, and the politics of non-hegemonic cultural production. It also provides an engaging reference for those with an interest in southern Italy, Apulia, Sardinia, the southern question and independent and popular music more generally. 

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Susanna Scarparo is Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Language and Linguistics at the Australian National University, Australia. Mathias Sutherland Stevenson is Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Bachelor of Global Studies, Faculty of Arts, at Monash University, Australia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reggae and Hip Hop in Southern Italy
Book Subtitle
Politics, Languages, and Multiple Marginalities
Authors
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96505-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96505-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96504-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 244
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