IIPC Debate 6 Oct

IIPC Debate #90
Fri Oct 6, 10-11.30 am, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Jeff Chang (Stanford University): Institutionalized: The Second Global Generation Of Hip-Hop Scholarship

 

Hip-hop scholarship was once thought to be an oxymoron. Artists were already organic intellectuals capable of speaking for themselves. The notion of a hip-hop academy had the stink of a morgue. But through pioneering journalistic, ethnographic, musicological, and critical work of thinkers like Tricia Rose, Greg Tate, David Toop, Mark Anthony Neal, and many others, hip-hop had found its way into the academy by the late 1990s. Now, as hip-hop scholarship spreads global, what are the critical questions that face the field? How might the second generation of scholars extend and transform hip-hop’s unique praxis?

 

Jeff Chang is a writer and cultural critic who has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. Chang’s first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, garnered many honors, and was also translated into multiple languages. His other publications, e.g. Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America (2016) and his latest book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation (2016), have equally received critical acclaim. Chang serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

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HIP HOP ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS

HIP HOP ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS
5-6 October 2017 – University of Turku

 

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Janus Hall, Artium building, Sirkkala campus (Kaivokatu 12)
THURSDAY 5 October 2017

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome: John Richardson & Inka Rantakallio

10:45 – 12:30 Session 1 Hip hop pedagogies
Friederike Frost Cypher: Space, Meaning, and Movement in Breaking
Hannah Tornesjö Toy
Kristine Ringsager The Contradictions of Rap as a Resource within the Danish Welfare State’s Integration
Project

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:15 Session 2 Gender and politics
Charity Marsh Clear Lines: Powerful and Fierce Women in Hip Hop in Canada
Natalie Koutsougera ‘The Street can’t be Silenced’: Women and the Underground Rap Scene in Athens
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä Buns, Hun: On Race, Femininity, and Nicki Minaj’s Butt

15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon tea & coffee

15:45 – 17:00 Session 3 National and regional politics
Janne Rantala Rappers Challenging Official Memory in Mozambique with Political Ancestors
Dragana Cvetanovic … And What about Politically Engaged Rap in the Post-Yugoslav Region?

FRIDAY 5 October 2017

10:15 – 11:30 Keynote
Jeff Chang Institutionalized: The Second Global Generation of Hip-Hop Scholarship

11:30 – 12:00 Morning tea & coffee

12:00 – 13:15 Session 4 Ethnomusicology
Venla Sykäri Freestyle in the Ecology of Finnish Hip Hop: From Practical Reasons and Symbolic Value
to a Distinct Genre
Susanna Välimäki Environmentalism in Finnish Rap: An Ecomusicological Discussion

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 16:00 Session 5 History, religion and spirituality
Antti-Ville Kärjä Finnish Rap before Finnish Rap
Inka Rantakallio Religion in Finnish Rap Music
Ibrahim Abraham Black Magic across the Black Atlantic: A Spiritual Ecology of Hip Hop

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding discussion and future plans