Call for Papers – Hip-Hop from the East of Europe

Call for Papers – Hip-Hop from the East of Europe
Hip Hop The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange with a number of meaningful and important functions and implications. The volume takes up the challenge of showing how hip-hop became an intrinsic element of urban
environments in this part of the world, what impact it has on the mainstream culture and what functions
it serves in different contexts. The book’s content, besides tracking hip-hop’s development, exhibits and
explains hip-hop’s functions and receptions of hip-hop in the national cultures in the spheres such as
lifestyles, social structure, politics or consumer trends.
The volume’s aim is to collect notable works analyzing the genesis, dynamics and functioning of hiphop culture in particular countries, regions and communities. The expected outcome of the publication
is building a general understanding of categories employed in hip-hop in this part of the world as well
as outlining particular national, regional and local variations of hip-hop culture.
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Timeline:
– proposals due September 1st 2012 (500 words)
– contributors notified and sent detailed feedback by September 15th 2012
– chapters due March 1st 2013 (between 5,000 and 9,000 words)
– edited full manuscript to publishers by July 2013
– book publication 2013/2014