Hasse Huss
Hasse Huss

E-mail: hasse.huss@socant.su.se

Research

Rhythm Business
As the globalisation of media and popular culture steadily increases, it has become harder to tie cultural forms of expression to localities; even the local is, to an extent, “translocal”. Many dynamic music scenes exist outside of the main thoroughfares. This study looks at the popular music of Jamaica and the transnational reggae industry at the turn of the Millennium, a transnational community characterised by informal contact across many borders. Fieldwork has taken place in Kingston, Tokyo, Osaka and London.

A Radio Station, a Record Label, and a Beach
A historical study of the radio station WANN (Annapolis), the record label Ru-Jac (Baltimore) and Carr’s Beach (Arundel County, MD), one of America’s last racially segregated beaches. Interviews have been carried out in Annapolis and Baltimore and its vicinity, and archival work has taken place in Washington (at the Smithsonian Archives Center).

Selected publications

2009

  • Rundgång: Genus och populärmusik, Stockholm och Göteborg: Makadam. (Tillsammans med Hillevi Ganetz, Anna Gavanas och Ann Werner).
  • “Sluta kredda, börja bredda” i Ganetz, Hillevi, Anna Gavanas, Hasse Huss och Ann Werner: Rundgång: Genus och populärmusik, Stockholm och Göteborg: Makadam.

2007

  • Recension av Mahon, Maureen: The Right To Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race, Durham: Duke University Press (2004). Ethnos 72(1): 137-138

2004

  • “Veit Erlmann”, i Vered Amit (red.): Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology. New York and London: Routledge.

2003

  • Huss, Hasse. “Deejaying (DJing)”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.
  • Huss, Hasse. “Dub Plates / Specials”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.
  • Huss, Hasse. “Dub Version”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.
  • Huss, Hasse. “Rhythm (Riddim, Rydim)”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.
  • Huss, Hasse. “Sound System”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.
  • Huss, Hasse. “Versioning”, i Horn, David, Dave Laing och John Shepherd (red.): The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Vol. 2. New York and London: Continuum.

2002

  • Huss, Hasse. "The 'zinc fence thing': When will reggae album covers be allowed out of the ghetto?". Black Music Research Journal, 20:2, 2002.
  • Huss, Hasse. "'You'll Never Walk Alone' he sang: So how come Gerry Marsden isn't part of the Canon?". I Kimi Kärki, Rebecca Leydon and Henri Terho (red.): Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Popular Music Studies 20 Years Later, Turku: IASPM-Norden.

2001

  • Huss, Hasse. "Egna ljudspår". I Karin Becker, Erling Bjurström, Johan Fornäs och Hillevi Ganetz (red.), Medier och människor i konsumtionsrummet, Nora: Nya Doxa.
  • Huss, Hasse. “‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ he sang: So how come Gerry Marsden isn’t part of the Canon?”, i Kimi Kärki, Rebecca Leydon and Henri Terho (red.): Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Popular Music Studies 20 Years Later, Turku: IASPM-Norden.
  • Huss, Hasse. ”I reggaens kvarter: på jakt efter ett fält”, i Ulf Hannerz (red.), Flera fält i ett: socialantropologer om translokala fältstudier, Stockholm: Carlsson.
  • Huss, Hasse. ”Passagernas ton”, i Karin Becker, Erling Bjurström, Johan Fornäs och Hillevi Ganetz (red.), Passager: Medier och kultur i köpcentrum, Nora: Nya Doxa.

2000

  • Huss, Hasse. “On the Radway trail: Selling vintage reggae to the world”, i Mitchell, Tony, Peter Doyle, Bruce Johnson (eds.), Changing Sounds: New Directions and Configurations in Popular Music. Sydney: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology.

1999

  • Huss, Hasse. ”Reggae runt världen: kampmusik eller konsumtionsgröt”, i Kulturella perspektiv, 8:4, 20-32.
  • Huss, Hasse (med Anders Lange). ”Kultur”, i Westin, Charles (red.), Mångfald, integration, rasism och andra ord: Ett lexikon över begrepp inom IMER – Internationell Migration och Etniska Relationer. SOS-rapport 1999:6. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.
  • Huss, Hasse (med Anders Lange). ”Kategorisering”, i Westin, Charles (red.), Mångfald, integration, rasism och andra ord: Ett lexikon över begrepp inom IMER – Internationell Migration och Etniska Relationer. SOS-rapport 1999:6. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.

1998

  • Huss, Hasse. “I, Prince Jazzbo, come to stay, and I will never be late as I would tell you”, i Tôru Mitsui (red.): Popular Music: Intercultural interpretations. Kanazawa: Kanazawa University