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Le hip-hop – culture d’une minorité qui se rebelle
Hip Hop – Culture of a Rebellious Minority

Author(s): Andrzej Napieralski
Subject(s): Language studies, Music, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: hip-hop; rap; sociolinguistics; FCC; French rap; polish rap; sociolinguistique; rap français; rap polonais
Summary/Abstract: The hip-hop in the early days of its appearance is a tool to claim the rights by an oppressed community in front of a dominant group. This culture that is rather young has grown considerably in most countries of the world where it have been adapted to the needs of disadvantaged social groups fighting for their causes. In this research, based on French and Polish rap texts, we will demonstrate how the supporters of a minority movement are trying to fight to avoid being subject to a system they do not accept. Inspired by the concept of Pierre Bourdieu and “marchés-francs”, as well as by the Jean-Pierre Goudaillier idea of the FCC (the language of the French cities) we will demonstrate the linguistic tools for hip-hop supporters to face a dominant group.

  • Page Range: 175-185
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: French