The Perspectives of extreme right-wing hip-hop in the Czech Republic Cover Image

Perspektivy krajně pravicového hip-hopu v Česku
The Perspectives of extreme right-wing hip-hop in the Czech Republic

Author(s): Václav Walach
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Centrum pro bezpečnostní a strategická studia, o.s.
Keywords: NS hip-hop; extreme right; hip-hop; graffiti; autonomous nationalism; perspectives

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the perspectives of extreme right-wing hip-hop in the Czech republic. For that reason, a first section is devoted to the definition of hip-hop itself. Above all, author suggests to comprehend hip-hop as social construct, because it is composed of four artistic disciplines, which had existed before the emergence of hip-hop as such. Hip-hop is also perceived as a subculture that contains, among other things, a certain attitude. It is be-the-best ethos that is determined by questions of authenticity and ideology. A second section dwells on the Czech hip-hop with respect to its history, development, and authenticity. Author argues hip-hop is antiracist and antifascist in accordance with its authenticity. Further, the relationship between the Czech hip-hop and extreme right is analyzed, including recent developments which relate to the extreme right-wing discussion on the adoption of hip-hop in order to abandon a skinhead-like image and acquire new members. Finally, three scenarios of the NS hip-hop development are made up, regarding its impact to national security.

  • Issue Year: 08/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 41-72
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Czech