Academic journal article Social Alternatives

Rap for a Thesis - A Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Seminar

Academic journal article Social Alternatives

Rap for a Thesis - A Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Seminar

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Well yo sit back, relax, I'ma tell ya'll now

Just a lil bout my thesis, the when, what, why, and how

It all started back in 2007

Politics was focused on Barack and Kevin

But something else was brewing; most folks just couldn't see

The action's not just limited to grown men on TV

See youth they are important, it matters what they do

So if we want to build peace, they've got to be there too

Yet when I started reading, working on my book

I realized that youth really deserve another look

Cuz when it comes to studies focused on building peace

Youth have been essentialized or ignored at very least

If they get a mention it's as child soldiers or victims

But if you just took the time to look, to listen

You'd see youth working everywhere, trying to change their world

Little kids, teenagers, boys and girls

Youth play important parts in their countries and communities

Like some are using art to promote goodwill and unity

One key thing that they're using to build cultures of peace

is the music that they're lovin, its rhythm, rhyme, and beats

Music's all around the world, influencing young folks lives,

So it makes sense that they use it to expose this pack of lies

That's being spread all round their hoods, helping conflict to grow

So some youth said, let's bust a rhyme, violence has got to go!

But what are these youth up to? How they gonna change the system?

If you wanna find out, yo, you got to be there with them.

So I made some contacts to see what I could do,

And from that came my fieldwork, case studies one and two. …

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