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MAGRO, Viviane Melo de Mendonça. Adolescents as authors of themselves: education, everyday life and hip hop . Cad. CEDES [online]. 2002, vol.22, n.57, pp.63-75. ISSN 1678-7110.

This article intends to discuss the everyday life of urban adolescents, specifically youth cultures, to seize other meanings of being an adolescent in the contemporary context and their implications on the educational processes. Because of the diversity of current youth cultures, we decided to focus on the Hip Hop movement. The adolescents implied in that movement are described as the protagonists of their own educational process, in which they cease to be mere actors and agents of a social model to become "authors; of themselves"; this means that, through hip hop, they rescue education as forming "authors-citizens". Therefore, the visibility of other ways to be an adolescent present in the non-formal and informal education context of youth cultures may contribute to an understanding of the urban adolescence that recognizes adolescents as able to formulate relevant questions and behave in significant ways in the social field.

Keywords : Youth cultures; Adolescents; Everyday life; Hip Hop; Education.

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