WHOA.nu: 13 years of (re)constructing Swedish hip-hop
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Whoa.nu started in 2000 as a community where the members could discuss all aspects of Hip-hop.The community became the most important place not only for discussions among members, but alsofor releasing free albums and songs to the public and for arranging events. The core of Whoa.nuwas still the community – the communicating environment of members developing as artists,audience and critics. Whoa.nu has not only been a place for individual's learning processes anddevelopment, but as much a place where Swedish Hip-hop has evolved and changed its regionalframes and by that its own identity. The aim of this paper is to present a beginnig analysis of thedevelopment of Whoa.nu as learning platform for hip-hop in Sweden based on interviews with thetwo administrators of the site as well as some news clips from when Whoa.nu stopped.. Twoquestions will be discussed: 1)How do the the interviewees describe the internal views of therelation between how Whoa.nu and Swedish hip-hop has changed through these 13 years presented,and 2) How are developments in what kind of educational communication that has been importantin Whoa.nu through the years presented? The paper is the first stage in a bigger project aboutWhoa.nu. The analysis will depart from a combination of a Deluezian and a Deweyan theoreticalperspectives. The methodology will be a nethnographically inspired approach where the primarysources will be texts from the forums, supplemented with interviews with participants. The researchwill bring insights into how musical learning can happen outside of institutions and also howSwedish hip-hop has grown from subculture to main stream.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hydrabad, India: IAMCR , 2014.
Hip-hop, online learning, informal learning, communication
Educational Sciences Communication Studies
Research subject Music Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107545DiVA: diva2:748220
The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR