Connecting Asia-Pacific Hip-hop – The Role of the Cross-Cultural Intermediary

JASON ANDREW NG
2019
This thesis examines a network of subcultural figures who have been important in developing an Asia-Pacific Hip hop culture. These individuals, conceptualised as 'cross cultural intermediaries', are highly mobile and internationally connected, forging links between different sites within the region. The phenomenon has been researched using an ethnographic approach across a four-year period in five Asia-Pacific cities. The research presents the cross-cultural intermediary as a new subcultural
more » ... new subcultural actor who takes advantage of cosmopolitan competencies, online media, entrepreneurial business strategies and regional mobility to develop distinctive forms of Hip-hop, at the same time connecting them to a larger Asia-Pacific network
doi:10.26180/5d4805f266eeb fatcat:ayiluou245b33mslzryra7inyu