Guest Editor's Introduction: Edu-tainment: Popular Culture in the Making of Schools for the 21st Century

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Charles P. Gause, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Popular culture is the very sea of our existence, It is often contextualized in terms of the "music of the day" or "music of the generation." From that perspective let us just for a moment entertain the thought of rap music. Rap music, in its brief history, has been coded as the "voice" of the urban African American male whose desire is to express his manhood and disrupt society. Hip-hop culture and rap music as an art form, which began as a contemporary form of African American expression, has emerged as an articulation of a culturally specific art form in a dominant cultural context. Initially, its popularity and global impact or hybridity positioned it as a counter-hegemonic musical medium with counter-narratives to dominator culture—although presently this is no longer true.

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Gause C. P. (2005). Guest Editor Introduction: “Edu-Tainment”: Introduction-popular culture in the making of schools for the 21st century. Journal of School Leadership, 15(3), 240-242.
Language: English
Date: 2005
Popular culture, Education, Young people, Technology

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