The poetics of resistance and the politics of crossing borders: Korean hip-hop and ‘cultural reterritorialisation’1

  title={The poetics of resistance and the politics of crossing borders: Korean hip-hop and ‘cultural reterritorialisation’1},
  author={Hae-kyung Um},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={51 - 64}
Abstract This paper examines the ways in which hip-hop has taken root in Korean popular culture. The processes that began in the early 1990s include appropriation, adaptation and ‘cultural reterritorialisation’. By looking at recent Korean hip-hop outputs and their associated contexts, this paper explores the ways in which Korean hip-hop has gained its local specificities. This was achieved by combining and recontextualising Afro-American and Korean popular musical elements and aesthetics in… Expand
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