LINGUIST List 33.185

Thu Jan 20 2022

Books: Transcultural Voices: Singh

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 29-Oct-2021
From: Flo McClelland <>
Subject: Transcultural Voices: Singh
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Title: Transcultural Voices
Subtitle: Narrating Hip Hop Culture in Complex Delhi
Series Title: Encounters
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Jaspal Naveel Singh
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928137 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928137 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 119.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413818 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413818 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 39.95

This book presents the narratives and voices of young, mostly male practitioners of hip hop culture in Delhi, India. The author suggests that practitioners understand hip hop as both a thing that can be appropriated and authenticated, made real, in the local and global context and as a way that enables them to transform their lives and futures in the rapidly globalising urban environments of Delhi. The dancers, artists, musicians and cultural theorists that feature in this book construct a multitude of voices in their narratives to formulate their ‘own’ transcultural voices within global hip hop. Through a combination of linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics and discourse studies, the book addresses issues including gender and sexuality, identity construction and global culture.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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