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Rap Culture: An Ethnographic Analysis of Contemporary France (6 points)


Leader: Patrick Durel

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: While examining the specificity of Hip-Hop culture and Rap as cultural productions, students will consider broader social issues in France today. They will examine Hip-Hop as an answer to a hostile social and urban environment while analyzing the function of the Rap artist as social commentator.

Assessment: Assignment (1000 words): 20% + Assignment (1200 words): 30% + Oral presentations: 20% + Essay (1500 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1 x tutorial) per week

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