The emergence of Swedish hip-hop during the 1990’s has in many ways accompanied the transformation of Sweden from a mainly homogeneous society, to a diverse and multicultural one. In the early 2000’s hip-hop went from being mostly a youth cultural expression to also becoming the foundation for institutionalized models for social pedagogy in civil society. Since then, Swedish hip-hop has been entangled with the educational tradition of Nordic Bildung (‘folkbildning’ in Swedish). Today however, a new wave of Swedish hip-hop is on the rise, with lyrics and aesthetics that depict (and promote) crime, violence and drug-use in segregated areas. This new wave has actualized educational dilemmas for Swedish hip-hop pedagogy, which previously has been acknowledged for its emancipatory functions. The gangster wave however challenges existing hip hop pedagogy by re-actualizing the seemingly eternal double function and dilemma of folkbildning as being both a free and liberal, and fostering institution.
The lecture is 60 min, followed by a 30 min Q&A.
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|Tisdag 1 November
|Malmö University Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, 211 18 Malmö