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Cape Verde, let's go : Creole rappers and citizenship in Portugal

Author: Derek Pardue
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
Series: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Musicians rapping in kriolu --a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde--have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and belonging among young people in a Cape Verdean immigrant community that shares not only the kriolu language but its culture and history. Drawing on fieldwork and archival research in Portugal and Cape Verde, Derek Pardue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Pardue, Derek. Cape Verde, let's go .
Creole rappers and citizenship in Portugal
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Pardue
ISBN: 9780252097768 0252097769 025203967X 9780252039676 9780252081170 025208117X
OCLC Number: 928384946
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Creole's historical presences --
2. Kriolu interruptions of Luso --
3. Lisbon rappers and the labor of location --
4. Spatial politics of Kriolu presence in Lisbon --
5. Kriolu and European interculturality --
Suggestive conclusions.
Series Title: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Derek Pardue.

Abstract:

Musicians rapping in kriolu --a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde--have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and belonging among young people in a Cape Verdean immigrant community that shares not only the kriolu language but its culture and history. Drawing on fieldwork and archival research in Portugal and Cape Verde, Derek Pardue introduces Lisbon's kriolu rap scene and its role in challenging metropolitan Portuguese identities. Pardue demonstrates that Cape Verde, while relatively small within the Portuguese diaspora, offers valuable lessons about the politics of experience and social agency within a postcolonial context that remains poorly understood. As he argues, knowing more about both Cape Verdeans and the Portuguese invites clearer assessments of the relationship between the experience and policies of migration. That in turn allows us to better gauge citizenship as a balance of individual achievement and cultural ascription. Deftly shifting from domestic to public spaces and from social media to ethnographic theory, Pardue describes an overlooked phenomenon transforming Portugal, one sure to have parallels in former colonial powers across twenty-first-century Europe.

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"Cutting edge. While plenty of books have raised issues of cultural practice and citizenship, few--if any--focus on expressive culture. Pardue has already established himself as a scholar of hip-hop Read more...

 
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