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Making Transformative Space: Exploring Youth Spoken Word as a Site of Critical Pedagogy

Abstract Since the early 1980s spoken word has been on the rise as a highly influential performance art form. Concurrently, there has been an increase in literature on spoken word, which tends to focus on the critical performative and transformative potential of spoken word. These on-going discussions surrounding youth spoken word often fail to take into account the dynamic, relational, and transitional nature of power that constructs space and subjectivity in spoken word. This ethnographic study of one youth spoken word organization – Poetic Shift – in a southwestern urban area makes a conscious attempt to provide a nuanced, contradictory and partial analysis of space, place, and power in relation to youth spoken word and aspires to generate an und... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kesselring, Jenna (Author) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Advisor) / Cheng, Wendy (Advisor) / Lee, Charles (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Pedagogy / Performing arts education / Educational sociology / critical pedagogy / performance art / place / relations of power / space / spoken word
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 95 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Justice Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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