Title page for ETD etd-10062009-233135

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Johnson, Casey Michelle
Author's Email Address casiajonna3874@yahoo.com
URN etd-10062009-233135
Title Virginia Hip Hop and Place
Degree Master of Science
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Fuhrman, Ellsworth R. Committee Chair
Harrison, Anthony Kwame Committee Member
Kershaw, Terry Committee Member
  • Glocalization
  • Hip Hop
  • Virginia
Date of Defense 2009-09-07
Availability unrestricted
Despite its continued importance in the maintenance of black identity, hip hop has become a global phenomena popular among all races. In this age of mass cultural exchange, hip hop culture itself endures glocalization, that is it serves the global market, but becomes customized to suit the local culture. Where hip hop was orginally confined to specfic boroughs In New York, hip hop artists are now composing from their own local thresholds in regions all over the United States and worldwide. Virginia USA is a region that is increasingly thriving in regards to hip hop artists, fan base, and lifestyles. The hip hop identities found in Virginia are a product of Virginia's situatedness in the broader hip hop landscape. This study will shed light on the connections among music, place, and identity and specfically delve into Virginia's situatedness between the East Coast and Southern rap sub genres as they relate to Virginia's place based identity.
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