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“Straight Up Detroit Shit”: Genre, Authenticity, and Appropriation in Detroit Ghettotech
Mueller, Gavin C.

2007, Master of Arts (MA), Bowling Green State University, Popular Culture.
This thesis is an analysis of the genre of Detroit dance music known as ghettotech based primarily on ethnographic data collected from music producers and DJs. After constructing a genealogy tying together ghettotech’s influences from Detroit techno, hip hop, and Miami bass, I discuss how ghettotech rearticulates authenticity discourses present in antecedent genres in the production of its own authenticity. I also examine how ghettotech producers negotiate with Detroit’s economic decline and the increased corporate control of the city’s media, as well as the implications of the increased globalization of the genre.
Jeremy Wallach (Advisor)
116 p.

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Mueller, Gavin. "“Straight Up Detroit Shit”: Genre, Authenticity, and Appropriation in Detroit Ghettotech." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Bowling Green State University, 2007. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 07 Jul 2015.

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