Preventing violence through hip hop: an evolutionary perspective

  title={Preventing violence through hip hop: an evolutionary perspective},
  author={Jo{\'a}m Evans Pim},
  journal={Journal of Peace Education},
  pages={325 - 344}
  • Joám Evans Pim
  • Published 2 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Education
ABSTRACT For decades Hip Hop cultural practices have been disparaged for allegedly inciting and being responsible for the eruption of urban violence. This assumption, likely built upon pre-existing biases regarding the street culture and ethnic minorities where Hip Hop emerged, ignored how some of the genre’s main elements – particularly freestyle rap, breakin’ or breakdancing and graffiti tagging – initially served the purpose of providing at-risk youths with real alternatives to direct… 

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