Straight outta marzahn

Re Constructing communicative memory in east germany through hip hop

Michael Putnam, Juliane Schicker

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In this article we explore the concept of communicative memory of modern East Germans in contemporary hip-hop lyrics. Our study reveals that even after more than twenty years of existing in a reunified German Republic, former and contemporary East Germans (i.e. Ossis) are still longing for a sense of social and political identity in a new system foreign in most respects to their previous socialist existence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages16
JournalPopular Music and Society
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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hip hop
political identity
German Democratic Republic
Hip-hop
Social Identity
Longing
Socialist
Political Identity
Lyrics

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  • Music
  • Cultural Studies

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