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HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education

Volume 2: Hip-Hop as Praxis & Social Justice

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Edited By Edmund Adjapong and Ian Levy

This second volume in the Hip-Hop Education series highlights knowledge of self as the fifth and often forgotten element of hip-hop. In many cases, a connection to hip-hop culture is one that has been well embedded in the identity of hip-hop educators. Historically, academic spaces have had misperceptions and misunderstand the authentic culture of hip-hop, often forcing hip-hop educators to abandon their authentic hip-hop selves to align themselves to the traditions of academia. This edited series highlights the realities of hip-hop educators who grapple with cultivating and displaying themselves authentically in practice and offers examples of how hip-hop can be utilized in educational spaces to promote social justice. It provides narratives of graduate students, practitioners, junior and senior scholars who all identify as part of hip-hop. The chapters in this text explore the intersections of the authors’ lived experiences, hip-hop, theory, praxis and social justice.

Introduction: Authenticity and Knowledge of Self for the #HipHopEd(ucator) – Part I: Disrupting Education and Social Norms through Hip-Hop – From Block Parties to Disrupting Social Norms – Hip-Hop Intellectualism and the Legitimation of Knowledge in Higher Education – A Boogie Down Production: Hip Hop as Disruption and Transformation – More than Beats, More than Rhymes, More than Life: The Life of Hip-Hop and Its Developing Identity – The Miseducation of Urban Youth: Knowledge of Self in Therapy as Liberation from Racial Trauma – Part II: Social and Emotional Learning through Hip Hop Education – When 16 Ain’t Enough: Moving Beyond Emotional Evocation – Pass the Mic: The Therapeutic Potential of Hip Hop Education in Dance and Spoken Word – Building Character through Hip Hop – Enter The CIPHER: Building SWAG through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy – From BK to the Dirty South and into the Classroom – Part III: Hip-Hop as Practice – Hip-Hop as Practice and Beyond – "I am Both, Yet I am Neither": Exploring the Fifth Element of Hip-Hop as Spiritual Social Justice Praxis through Spoken Word Poetry – Waiting on "My Song" in Early Childhood: Exploring Hip Hop Play in Preschool and Kindergarten – "Can I Kick It? Yes You Can!": Imagining Hip-Hop Cultural Centers on College/University Campuses – Creating a Shared Energy through Hip-Hop to Advance the Pedagogy of Math Pre-Service Educators – Hip-Hop Development: The Roots 4 Positive Youth Development and Engagement in Education and Health Prevention – Part IV: Hip-Hop Education as/for Social Justice – Decolonizing Traditional Education Spaces: A #HipHopEd(ucators) Guide – Imagination, Power & Brilliance: Hip-Hop Mindfulness as a Politic of Educational Survival – Rapping, Recording & Performing: Amplifying Student Voice to Reclaim a Community – A Hip-Hop Pedagogy of Action: Embracing #BlackLivesMatter and the Teacher Strikes as Pedagogical Frameworks – Peace, Love, Unity and Having Conscious Fun: Hip Hop Dance Education Can Move with Swag and Consciousness