« C’est nous le Grand Paris »: quand les imaginaires du rap retravaillent les dynamiques métropolitaines de la région parisienne

Translated title of the contribution: ’We are Greater Paris’: when rap music imaginaries rework the metropolitain dynamics in the Parisian region

Severin Guillard*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

French rap songs and music videos often convey strong geographical imaginaries: many are dedicated to specific neighbourhoods, cities and urban regions, and some artists even assert to “represent” them. These performances have had an impact on the places portrayed by rappers. Using investigations carried out in the Parisian region in the 2010s, this presentation will show how rap music influences a specific movement going on in this urban area: namely “Greater Paris”. Thanks to an analysis of a specific work, the “Grand Paris” music video by rapper Médine, I will show how rappers do challenge the urban dynamics of the Parisian region, reversing the dominant hierarchy between the different areas of the metropolis. Then, I will observe how these imaginaries are reused in urban and cultural projects, showing how rap music has been used as a tool to contribute to debates linked to the Greater Paris movement. Therefore, through the example of music, this paper will highlight the role fictional works can play in the construction of urban territories.
Translated title of the contribution’We are Greater Paris’: when rap music imaginaries rework the metropolitain dynamics in the Parisian region
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationCIST 2018 - Représenter les Territoires
Subtitle of host publicationCIST 2018 - Representing Territories
Place of PublicationRouen
PublisherConference on Information Systems and Technology
Pages446-453
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Conference on Information Systems and Technology - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20184 Nov 2018
http://cist2018.conferency.com/

Conference

Conference2018 Conference on Information Systems and Technology
Abbreviated titleCIST2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period3/11/184/11/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Metropolis
  • Rap music
  • Imaginaries
  • Paris
  • French banlieues

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '’We are Greater Paris’: when rap music imaginaries rework the metropolitain dynamics in the Parisian region'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this