The Cultural Practice and Critical Pedagogy of International Hip-Hop

by Brad J. Portfilio (Volume editor) Michael J. Viola (Volume editor)
©2012 Textbook X, 332 Pages


This book won the 2014 AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award.
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 resisting through what we recognize as a decolonial cultural politic. The book contributes to current scholarship in multicultural education, seeking to understand the vilification of youth (of color) for the social problems created by a global system that benefits a small minority. In an age of corporate globalization, Hip-Hop(e) highlights the importance of research projects that link the production of educational scholarship with the cultural activities, everyday practice, and social concerns of global youth in order to ameliorate social, economic, and political problems that transcend national boundaries.


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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. X, 332 pp.

Biographical notes

Brad J. Portfilio (Volume editor) Michael J. Viola (Volume editor)

Brad J. Porfilio is Associate Professor of Education at Lewis University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology of education at the University of Buffalo. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and conference papers on the topics of urban education, youth culture, neoliberalism and schooling, transformative education, teacher education, gender and technology, and cultural studies. Michael J. Viola is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (Urban Schooling) at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Amerasia, Socialism and Democracy, and the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. He is also a contributor to the anthology titled Peter McLaren, Education, and the Struggle for Liberation and is co-author (with Kent Wong) of Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader.


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