Regional place representation in hip-hop music

Sigler, Thomas and Balaji, Murali (2013) Regional place representation in hip-hop music. Communication, Culture and Critique, 6 2: 336-352. doi:10.1111/cccr.12006

Author Sigler, Thomas
Balaji, Murali
Title Regional place representation in hip-hop music
Journal name Communication, Culture and Critique   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1753-9129
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cccr.12006
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 336
End page 352
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Significant scholarship in both media studies and the spatial sciences has averred that the creation and consumption of “place” is intimately tied to the political economy of cultural production. Places, as socially constructed spaces, are subject to constant formulation and interpretation, and this is often consciously created by those with vested interests in selling “place” as a commodity. In this article, we hypothesize that the construction of place at the regional scale is reinforced and articulated in part by the hip-hop industry and the political economy thereof. By conducting a detailed multidimensional content analysis of a subset of regionally representative hip-hop music videos, we reinforce the sociotemporally contextual understanding of a cultural region as a scalar understanding of place.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 15:49:57 EST by Thomas Sigler on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management