Revista Brasileira de Educação
Print version ISSN 1413-2478
MORENO, Rosangela Carrilo and ALMEIDA, Ana Maria F.. Young people's political engagement in the hip-hop movement. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.40, pp. 130-142. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782009000100011.
What leads young people to engage in political activism, creating or participating in interest groups? This question is discussed in the light of results obtained from a research on a group of rappers involved with the hip-hop movement in the city of Campinas, São Paulo. Their dispositions toward activism are analyzed as a result of the objective and subjective conditions under which they were socialized, apprehended through a study of their family's social trajectory. In turn, their concrete engagement in political activities is seen as the never-permanent result of meetings and interactions developed inside networks of different kinds, including the affective ones, located in a social space that is made concrete through institutions and collective ways of acting and thinking that guide everyday micro-decisions, including those relative to political action.
Keywords : socialization; youth; politics; activism; hip-hop.