Honors Theses

Date of Award

5-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Croft Institute for International Studies

First Advisor

Christopher Hutchinson

Second Advisor

Ana Velitchkova

Third Advisor

Kristin Hickman

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

Since its emergence in the 1980s, Deutschrap has been used by German-Turkish rap artists as a medium to reflect their views and identity. What is understood as the German-Turkish identity has been put up for debate as to whether it can be labeled as assimilated, integrated or something else entirely. By doing a close reading and analysis of three songs each from German-Turkish rap artists Alpa Gun, Eko Fresh and Mert, it is found that these three artists can be categorized as Ayhan Kaya’s hybrid-, boundaries-, and flows- transmigrant identity, respectively. This also shows that the German-Turkish identity is not likely to be integrated or assimilated into the German identity, and should instead be viewed through a transnational lens.

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