Jan 19, 2005

2 things

Chantelle Fiddy's comprehensive piece on the new wave of female MCs coming out the UK.

Also, intrigued by news via blissblog a few days back, regarding Paul Gilroy's new book Postcolonial Melancholia. In his last one, Against Race, Gilroy briefly discussed rhizomic youth cult interactions in "polyglot urban space." Pointing to Rave, pirate radio, etc., he says "A new style of dissidence is being reproduced in which discrepant forms combine, conflict, and mutate in promiscuous, chaotic patterns which require that the politics of influence, adaptation and assimilation be rethought. Who, after all, is being assimilated into what?" Looks like the new book expands on this fertile line of thought.


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