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Germany speaking? Rap and Kanak Attak: Dominant Discourses on Language

  • Dirk Hoerder (Prof.Dr.)
  • Yvonne Hébert (Prof.Dr.)
  • Irina Schmitt (Dr.)
Publiceringsår: 2005
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 215-236
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Transnational Perspective
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Göttingen: V+R Unipress


Young people with migration background in Germany are often seen as having or producing problems. In this chapter, I discuss aspects of the German dominant discourse which still constructs this society as culturally and linguistically homogenous. I confront this perspective with language-based expressions by Germans with migration experience in e.g. Rap texts or political manifestos. While it is necessary to avoid simplified idealizations, I suggest that it would be beneficial for all members of German society not to position young people with migration background as deficient.



  • Social Sciences
  • Rap
  • Germany
  • language
  • youth
  • migration


  • ISBN: 978-3899711790

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