“Yo Nací Caminando”: community-engaged scholarship, hip hop as postcolonial studies, and Rico Pabón’s knowledge of self

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dc.contributor.author Rollefson, J. Griffith
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-18T11:31:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-18T11:31:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-28
dc.identifier.citation Rollefson, J. G. (2018) '“Yo Nací Caminando”: community-engaged scholarship, hip hop as postcolonial studies, and Rico Pabón’s knowledge of self', Journal Of World Popular Music, 5 (2), pp. 169-192. doi: 10.1558/jwpm.37841 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en
dc.identifier.endpage 192 en
dc.identifier.issn 2052-4900
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7315
dc.identifier.doi 10.1558/jwpm.37841
dc.description.abstract This article outlines an open, decentred and unfinished vision for community-engaged scholarship in hip hop studies. Employing examples from the Hip Hop as Postcolonial Studies initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, it elaborates in theory and method how (and why) hip hop's community knowledges might (and should) be better valued and leveraged in university contexts. The article argues that hip hop is itself a form of open (and vulnerable) scholarship; that hip hop's core praxis of "knowledge of self" (KoS) is an intellectually and artistically rigorous form of (counter)history; that hip hop is postcolonial studies. By examining artist-facilitator Rico Pabón's pivotal role in the initiative, the article elaborates how hip hop's performed KoS calls into question our reliance on the professorial structure of the university knowledge trade. Centring on a "questing" track that gives this article its title, it shows how the seamless and unfinished unity of Pabón's knowledge/performance, content/form and theory/method can model ways in which to decentre our scholarly praxis and bring our decolonial theory into a pedagogical form more befitting of postcolonial studies. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Equinox Publishing en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/JWPM/article/view/37841
dc.rights © Equinox Publishing Ltd 2018. en
dc.subject Activism en
dc.subject Applied ethnomusicology en
dc.subject Community-engaged scholarship en
dc.subject Decolonization en
dc.subject Hip hop en
dc.subject Knowledge of self en
dc.subject Postcolonial studies en
dc.subject Rico Pabón en
dc.title “Yo Nací Caminando”: community-engaged scholarship, hip hop as postcolonial studies, and Rico Pabón’s knowledge of self en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother J. Griffith Rollefson, Music, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jg.rollefson@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-12-28
dc.date.updated 2019-01-17T16:52:14Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of World Popular Music en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jg.rollefson@ucc.ie en

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