Spring 2012

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop


Throughout Europe, hybrid youth cultures continue to form and morph as global migration creates minority enclaves in urban areas. Music plays a large part in the transformation of this culture for Germany's large Turkish population. Participation by both sides in the German hip-hop scene has created a type of transculturation in which aspects of both cultures are preserved. Hip-hop was first transformed in Germany by white artists whose lyrics more closely resembled traditional soft rock. Today, the immigrant populations have appropriated this uniquely German form of hip-hop to discuss deeper issues of race, poverty and violence that transcend racial stereotypes.

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Bibliography.doc (25 kB)
PDF-A The Negotiation Between Ethnicity and Language in German-Immigran.pdf (294 kB)
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