Dr Patrick Turner
senior lecturer in sociology, Bath Spa University; author, Hip Hop Versus Rap: the politics of droppin’ knowledge

Dr Patrick Turner is a cultural sociologist specialising in social and cultural identity. He has researched, taught, and published on various aspects of UK hip hop, spoken-word, and bass culture, including activism and racial politics. He has a particular interest in forms of qualitative enquiry and theory that works with existential, phenomenological and critically realist concepts and concerns. He is the author of the book, Hip Hop Versus Rap: the politics of droppin’ knowledge. Building on themes developed in this book, he is currently writing about intersecting issues in contemporary hip hop, spoken-word, and bass culture related to cultural ownership, authenticity, moralisation and political expression.

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