Hip-Hop as a Transcultural Phenomenon

Hip-Hop as a Transcultural Phenomenon

Activities

2021

Conference „Hip-Hop Transcultural: Constructing and Contesting Identity, Space, and Place in the Americas and Beyond“, University of Bern, October 28-30 (Organizers: James Barber, Christian Büschges, Dianne Violeta Mausfeld, Britta Sweers):
Papers:

  • James Barber: "The Historical Circularity of Jamaican and African+/American Cultural Practice: Re-Framing the Jamaican Influence on Hip-Hop in New York"
  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: “'Double the Struggle': Latino/Chicano Hip-Hop and the East Coast-West Coast Dialectic"

 29th Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Virtual Congress, May 26 - 29, 2021.
Paper:

  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: “'We’re Hip-Hop’s Minority!' Transcultural Collaboration and the Chicano Struggle for Recognition in Los Angeles Hip-Hop"

Spring Academy of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, March 22-26, 2021 (virtual event).
Papers:

  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: "'American Made with a Mexican Flow!' Chicano Hip-Hop, Space, and Identity in Los Angeles, 1987-2001"
  • James Barber: “‘United Ghettos of America’: The Aesthetics of Intercultural Exchange and Bricolage in New York City and the Case of the Jamaican Influence on Hip-Hop (1987-1995)” 

2020

Groove the City 2020 Conference. Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music, Leuphana University Lüneburg, February 13-15 2020
Paper:

  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld “'The radio won’t play you, but the neighborhood will' – Chicano Rap, Space & Identity in L.A., 1980s & 1990s"

2019

Workshop “Music and Society in the Americas / Música y sociedad en las Américas” of the Swiss School of Latin American Studies (SSLAS), University of Bern, October 4-5 2019 (organizer: Christian Büschges)
Papers:

  • James Barber "Negotiating nationalism(s): the construction of “traditional narratives” and their impact on transcultural readings of reggae and hip-hop, 1970 to 1995." 
  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld - “I’m from the varrio – East Los – Aztlán”: Place, Space & Identity in L.A. Chicano Rap (1980s & 1990s)

Workshop „Sound in Motion“, University of Bern, September 20-21 (Organizers: James Barber, Dianne Violeta Mausfeld, Victor da Souza Soares, Andrin Uetz)

27th Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place/ Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, May 24-27, 2019
Papers:

  • Panel: “Performing identities. Representations of ethnicity, class, and gender in contemporary popular music in the Americas” (Organizer: Christian Büschges)
  • James Barber: "Negotiating nationalism(s): the construction of “traditional narratives” and their impact on transcultural readings of reggae and hip-hop, 1970 to 1995."
  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: “Mexican-American Cultural Signifiers in West Coast Hip-Hop during the 1980s & 1990s”

Doctoral Conference "Constructing and Contesting Community", University of Bern, May 9-10, 2019
Paper:

  • James Barber: "Negotiating nationalism(s): the construction of “traditional narratives” and their impact on transcultural readings of reggae and hip-hop, 1970 to 1995."

Balancing The Mix: A Conference On Popular Music And Social Justice, University of Memphis, March 30, 2019
Paper:

  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: “Chicano Rap & Chicano Cinema during the early 1990s. Narratives of Social Struggle and (in-) Justice”

2018

Doctoral Conference on Latin American History, University of Bern, May 4-5, 2018
Paper:

  • Dianne Violeta Mausfeld: “Hip-Hop as a transcultural phenomenon. Mexican-American cultural signifiers in US-Hip-Hop”