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Hip-Hop, Culture, and Education


Series editor: Awad Ibrahim


This series challenges scholars and Hip-Hop headz to produce, think through, cultivate and push the boundaries of that fertile ground where Hip-Hop, culture and education meet. Grounded in Critical Youth Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory and Hip-Hop Studies, we are interested particularly in flipping the script, where scholarship is turned into an act of love, and centering the margin, where Hip-Hop is acknowledged as a site of cultural, linguistic and identity investment. 



The series seeks particularly the global audience of Hip-Hop and more specifically how the South takes up Hip-Hop, produces it and uses it politically and pedagogically. From Brazil to Finland, from South Africa to Albania, and from South Korea to Australia, we know Hip-Hop has gained and is gaining ground. If this is the case, the rest of us are interested in knowing why that is case. How are people translating and localizing Hip-Hop? Situated within Cultural Studies and Critical Education, what pedagogical projects can come out of such an intellectually stimulating space? How would the dialogical space between the local and the global might look? This series does away with the unidimensional way of approaching Hip-Hop where it is produced in the U.S. and consumed by the rest of the world. Indeed, the rest of the world has a lot to teach the U.S. in how it takes up and indigenizes Hip-Hop. So for the purpose of this series, we need to think locally and globally at the same time. To complete the picture, the series is interested in particular in how this local-global dialogic might look while it rubs shoulder with culture and education.

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