A Critical Ethnography of Hip-Hop Culture, Language, Identity, and the Politics of Becoming
Chapter One: We Got a Situation Herre Race, Culture, Language, and Identity: Theorizing the Rhizomatic Third Space
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We Got A Situation Herre1
Race, Culture, Language, and Identity: Theorizing the Rhizomatic Third Space
Race works like a language, and signifiers…gain their meaning not because of what they contain in their essence, but in the shifting relations of difference which they establish with other concepts and ideas in a signifying field. Their meaning, because it is relational and not essential, can never be finally or transhistorically fixed.… That is, there is…always something about race left unsaid. (Hall, 2002, n.p.)
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