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Capoeira and Hip Hop in North East Brazil: Resistance to Inequality

Capoeira and Hip Hop in North East Brazil: Resistance to Inequality

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Title: Capoeira and Hip Hop in North East Brazil: Resistance to Inequality
Author: Gold, Hilary Leah
Abstract: In my MA thesis I argue that engagement in Capoeira and Hip Hop by Afro-Indigenous youth and community members in NorthEast Brazil ruptures their historically unequal status and enacts collective social change. My thesis is grounded on two programs I co-founded, “Capoeira for Street Kids” (Canada and Brazil) and “Hip Hop Rescues Kids” (Brazil). Both programs I co-created in 2005 with street involved and homeless kids and youth in Brazil. Both are unique forms of decolonizing research methodology and practice focused on healing from an Afro-Indigenous Brazilian worldview. The programs covers street health, harm reduction and community outreach with homeless and street involved people. This work is collaborative with communities with a history of diverse challenges including: poverty, homelessness, violence and addictions/mental health.
Subject: Political Science
Performing arts
Latin American studies
Keywords: capoeira
hip hop
street kids
Brazil
Recife
Pernambuco
Canada
Toronto
Afro-Indigenous Brazilian
social change
youth
Afro-Indigenous feminism
grassroots
equality
democracy
human rights
culture
art
decolonizing methodology
cultural activism
"Capoeira for Street Kids"
"Hip Hop Rescues Kids"
healing
community
economic poverty
homelessness
mental health
gun violence
crime
drug traffickers
police
neo-liberal multiculturalism
"Street Scholars"
employment
education
Social Determinants of Health
critical theory
slavery
colonization
Latin America
public spaces
historical injustice
social justice
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30610
Supervisor: Bell, Shannon M.
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Political Science
Exam date: 2015-02-05
Publish on: 2015-12-16

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