Sylvia Sanders

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Project: Towards a Pedagogy of Drillrap: Music, Identity and Resilience in Detention

Abstract: Every society appears to have a moral panic attack every now and then in response to youth cultures that index the disintegration of the social order. The current panic concerns drillrap, music that is often linked to an (online) culture of violence. The political wind that blows through the justice department, forensic and juvenile detention centres, is one of repression and criminalization of drill. This ethnographic project focuses on the complex pedagogical relationship between drillrap, crime, identity and resilience in juvenile detention, where drill is studied as something artistic and policed.

Funding: NWO Promotion Scholarship for Teachers

Starting date: 2022

Supervision: Toon van Meijl and Paul Mutsaers