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Söderman, Johan; Sernhede, Ove – Music Education Research, 2016
Since hip-hop first appeared in New York over 35 years ago, it has been associated with social activism and education. Accordingly, it is not surprising that academic institutions in universities and K-12 schools are interested in hip-hop. In this article, we will highlight the "hip-hop academisation" and map out a new direction in a…
Descriptors: Dance, Popular Culture, Music, Foreign Countries
Porfilio, Brad J., Ed.; Viola, Michael J., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Illuminating hip-hop as an important cultural practice and a global social movement, this collaborative project highlights the emancipatory messages and cultural work generated by the organic intellectuals of global hip-hop. Contributors describe the social realities--globalization, migration, poverty, criminalization, and racism--youth are…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Critical Theory, Multicultural Education, Cultural Activities
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Soderman, Johan – Music Education Research, 2011
The purpose of this article is to show how the rappers' talk about hip-hop and its connection to pedagogy and social activism parallel the Scandinavian tradition of folkbildning. Scandinavian folkbildning can be seen as a movement to provide voluntary education for the general population. It can also be the name of the process of learning in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context
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Beach, Dennis; Sernhede, Ove – Urban Education, 2012
Based on ethnographic research on the encounter between local culture and schools in multicultural suburban areas, this article explores possibilities suggested by autonomous learning activities in a hip-hop collective that may have a potential to break urban segregation patterns. The collective's artistic production raises questions that have not…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Social Mobility, Foreign Countries, Metropolitan Areas
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Brandstrom, Sture; Soderman, Johan; Thorgersen, Ketil – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to analyse three case study examples of musical "folkbildning" in Sweden. The first case study is from the establishment of the state-funded Framnas Folk High Music School in the middle of the last century. The second case study, Hagstrom's music education, is from the same time but describes a music school…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Case Studies