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ERIC Number: EJ1034784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Flipping the Misogynist Script: Gender, Agency, Hip Hop and Music Education
Tobias, Evan S.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v13 n2 p48-83 Jul 2014
Excluding Hip Hop culture and rap music from music education misses opportunities for addressing key aspects of popular culture, society, and students' lives. This article addresses intersections of Hip Hop, gender, and music education to forward potential Hip Hop praxis. After tracing related scholarship, I discuss and problematize representations of women in Hip Hop, including patriarchal, hetero-normative, and essentialized notions of Hip Hop that objectify and marginalize women. Through musicking, critical media literacy, and critical pedagogy young people might analyze and engage critically with Hip Hop and issues of identity, meaning making, representation, and agency in music education.
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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