This dissertation focuses on the intersection of Hip-hop culture and the Chilean diaspora in Sweden after 1973. By analyzing this intersection, I aim to understand the way in which cultural identi-ties are connected to different pasts. This connection becomes especially important at this current historical moment in the Global North, as a public debate surrounding migration tends to describe conflicts as based on essential, inherited, and therefore unchanging cultural identities. These assumptions are often fuelled by fears that those who are identified as migrants will gradually form “nations within a nation” that will persist across generations to eventually “take over” their northern host countries. In response to these fears, cultural theorists such a Stuart Hall have repeatedly stressed that cultural identities are, in fact, not essential or inherited, but rather constantly changing in new surroundings and situations. This dissertation contributes to such research by making visible and discussing the ways in which cultural identities are created and negotiated within specific historical power structures.
Series/Issue: Skrifter med historiska perspektiv ; 16
ISBN: 978-91-7104-710-6 (print), 978-91-7104-711-3 (pdf)