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« La pratique du rap en Haïti : un lieu d'autoformation et de subjectivation »

Abstract : This doctoral thesis is based on the self-training and the subjectivation side of the practice of rap music, both aspects are until there unexplored in this musical practice. It examines the way that individual become a competent rapper, according to the criteria implicitly created in the community practice around of rap music in the Haii political and economical context. It also reviews the construction of the rapper actors, based on the analysis of composite datas : text musics, video clips, biographical datas picked up from interviews with rappers and rap fans at Port-au-Prince, between 2013 and 2016. The proposed ideas are developed according to the epistemological, theoretic, and methodological filiation of the biographical approach. The picked datas allow us to understand that being a rapper depends on complex relations between informal and formal knowledges, on deferent moments of self-training process in whishes individual is confronted with knowledge challenge and self-challenge.Not necessarily an “engaged music”,the haitian rap is a “lamentation music”, a way for haitian rappers and rap fans to express their pain. In other words, because it does not catalyze serious collective movements, this music is rather a way for young people who want to express their feelings of despair, affliction, rage and even their shame in front of Haiti's chaotic situation. The Haitian rap has a most cathartic function rather than a political one.
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Jean Evenson Lizaire. « La pratique du rap en Haïti : un lieu d'autoformation et de subjectivation ». Sociologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018USPCD086⟩. ⟨tel-02890531⟩

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