Religious education as resistance in hip-hop form: A liberative pedagogical approach for youth

Tamara R Henry, Fordham University

Abstract

Hip-hop has, arguably represented one of the most significant and socially transformative youth based movements of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Yet, within religious educational literature there has not been a sustained treatment of the socially transformative dimensions of hip-hop in work with youth. This dissertation attends to this gap in literature by utilizing an arts-based methodology to explore hip hop as a liberative pedagogical approach within youth religious education. In particular, the study argues that hip hop is an aesthetic teaching/learning form that can re-envision religious education as a form of resistance that contests social and cultural oppression in the lives of young people.^

Subject Area

Education, Art|Education, Pedagogy|Education, Religious

Recommended Citation

Henry, Tamara R, "Religious education as resistance in hip-hop form: A liberative pedagogical approach for youth" (2014). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3630486.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3630486

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