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Hiphop - ett hippt hopp för socialt arbete

Bothén, Linnea LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine social projects that use hip hop as a youth
activity and illustrate how staff members in such projects can reason about the
importance of hip hop. The investigation was limited to three social projects in
Malmö Sweden, and the study was based on interviews. The aim was to answer the
questions:
·How does the project staff legitimize hip hop as a youth activity in these projects?
·Which beliefs about youth issues are conveyed in these projects?
The interviewees portrayed hip hop as a useful mean to link people together, an
activity where people with different ethnicities and social backgrounds can meet
through dance and music. The staff seemed to have a will to meet the youths interest
and... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine social projects that use hip hop as a youth
activity and illustrate how staff members in such projects can reason about the
importance of hip hop. The investigation was limited to three social projects in
Malmö Sweden, and the study was based on interviews. The aim was to answer the
questions:
·How does the project staff legitimize hip hop as a youth activity in these projects?
·Which beliefs about youth issues are conveyed in these projects?
The interviewees portrayed hip hop as a useful mean to link people together, an
activity where people with different ethnicities and social backgrounds can meet
through dance and music. The staff seemed to have a will to meet the youths interest
and need of projects with hip hop as a focus. It was also portrayed as a useful tool to
help young people process and work through different kinds of problems, such as
exclusion in terms of unjust social structures, and also normal teenage problems.
Key words: hip hop, social work, social project (Less)
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author
Bothén, Linnea LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
hip hop, social work, social project
language
Swedish
id
1976379
date added to LUP
2011-06-10 16:00:32
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2011-06-10 16:00:32
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine social projects that use hip hop as a youth
activity and illustrate how staff members in such projects can reason about the
importance of hip hop. The investigation was limited to three social projects in
Malmö Sweden, and the study was based on interviews. The aim was to answer the
questions:
·How does the project staff legitimize hip hop as a youth activity in these projects?
·Which beliefs about youth issues are conveyed in these projects?
The interviewees portrayed hip hop as a useful mean to link people together, an
activity where people with different ethnicities and social backgrounds can meet
through dance and music. The staff seemed to have a will to meet the youths interest
and need of projects with hip hop as a focus. It was also portrayed as a useful tool to
help young people process and work through different kinds of problems, such as
exclusion in terms of unjust social structures, and also normal teenage problems.
Key words: hip hop, social work, social project},
  author       = {Bothén, Linnea},
  keyword      = {hip hop,social work,social project},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hiphop - ett hippt hopp för socialt arbete},
  year         = {2011},
}