Guest Editors: Priya Parmar, CUNY - Brooklyn College and Eloise Tan, Dublin City University
Abstracts (350 words) - September 30, 2011
Paper (6500 words) - December 15, 2011
Call For Papers This special issue on Hip Hop spotlights the pedagogical impact, value, opportunities, and challenges that Hip Hop culture presents to education, however we understand that Hip Hop culture has grown to be much more than a cultural artifact that can be neatly explored within an educational context. Hip Hop culture has come to transcend pedagogy and education by becoming an economic, entrepreneurial, and social movement with a multicultural, international, and multi-generational base. This is not to suggest there is homogeneity within Hip Hop culture as there is distinct and sometimes conflicting heterogeneity among those who define themselves as part of Hip Hop culture. Indeed Hip Hop culture is a living and breathing culture that manifests itself in unique ways for different people. We embrace the challenges to the maturing Hip Hop generation, as we ask ‘what happens when the Hip Hop generation grows up?’ Many in Hip Hop culture refuse to relegate Hip Hop culture to the background of their adult lives and insist on foregrounding their Hip Hop knowledge as they had done throughout their youth. In this way, we seek contributions that explore Hip Hop culture in domains other than the school classroom or lecture hall.