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ERIC Number: ED527183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 175
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-7574-4
Polish Hip Hop as a Form of Multiliteracies and Situated Learning
Torrence, Michael L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Tennessee Technological University
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to examine Hip Hop in Poland through the lens of multiliteracies and situated learning. This analysis is concerned with the transmission of Hip Hop to and within Wroclaw, Poland, and its acculturation and assimilation in Wroclaw, Poland. Further, this study seeks to illustrate how professional Polish Hip Hop artists, native to and those who frequented the Wroclawian Hip Hop scene, learned Hip Hop via multiliteracies, as a new communication technology, and situated learning from direct and indirect contact with other Hip Hop artists both globally and locally. Data was collected through observation, video, photos, and semi-structured interviews with 10 professional Polish Hip Hop artists. The study revealed several themes under Hip Hop in Poland: Transmission to Poland, Transmission within Poland, and Accommodation and Acculturation. This study found that Hip Hop in Poland was a way to perceive the world and a means of communication, escape, extension of self. Also, media and performance were important for the transmission of Hip Hop both to and in Poland. Polish Hip Hop, in conclusion, may be viewed as a form of multiliteracies and situated learning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland