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ERIC Number: EJ758770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Hegemony, Hope, and the Harlem Renaissance: Taking Hip Hop Culture Seriously
Price, Robert J., Jr.
Convergence, v38 n2 p55-64 2005
Adult education instructors and administrators, who typically are not members of the hip hop generation, often have little knowledge and understanding of rap music (also known as gangsta rap) and hip hop culture, and consequently do not take the black popular cultural phenomenon seriously as it relates to adult education. Adult educators, especially those that serve in urban contexts, must listen to, take seriously, and understand adults in order to bridge the "culture gap" between mainstream and hip hop cultures. This article discusses the Harlem Renaissance and gives insights into the dialectical dynamics of hegemony and hope as a hermeneutic for interpreting hip hop as an urban youth culture. The author compares and contrasts the Harlem Renaissance and hip hop culture in dialectical relation using the following headings: spirituality, youth and representation, the streets, masculinity, mentoring, and the role of whites. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York