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

Schmitt, Irina LU (2005) In Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Transnational Perspective p.215-236
Abstract
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.
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Rap, Germany, language, youth, migration
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Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Transnational Perspective
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Hoerder, Dirk; Hébert, Yvonne and Schmitt, Irina
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215 - 236
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V+R Unipress
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978-3899711790
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English
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  author       = {Schmitt, Irina},
  editor       = {Hoerder, Dirk and Hébert, Yvonne and Schmitt, Irina},
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  title        = {Germany speaking? Rap and Kanak Attak: Dominant Discourses on Language},
  year         = {2005},
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