Hip-hop for health promotion : an exploratory descriptive study of hip-hop-based HIV/AIDs education

Landy, Rachel (2010) Hip-hop for health promotion : an exploratory descriptive study of hip-hop-based HIV/AIDs education. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis is a critical examination of how music is used in health education interventions dealing with HIV/AIDS. More specifically, this research focuses on the use of hip-hop in educative programs within a North American context. To illuminate in detail how music may be used in a health education program, an exploratory/descriptive analysis of one HIV education program, Taking Action, an arts-based HIV prevention workshop for Aboriginal youth, was conducted. Interviews with the musicians and facilitators involved in this workshop confirmed that hip-hop was thought to be, for multiple reasons, an appropriate strategy for engaging Aboriginal youth in HIV/AIDS prevention. The study raises further questions about the needs of musicians who partner with organizations in this context. -- Keywords: Hip-hop; health education; Aboriginal; HIV/AIDS

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9590
Item ID: 9590
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 106-117. -- Discography: leaf 118.
Department(s): Music, School of
Date: 2010
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: North America
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Health education--North America; Music in education--North America; AIDS (Disease) and the arts--North America; AIDS (Disease)--Study and teaching--North America; Hip-hop--Study and teaching--North America

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