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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030812.

Framework for theorizing radical activity and critical public pedagogy in protest music


Quan Huiqi1, Li Jia2

Corresponding Author:
Quan Huiqi

1Inner Mongolia Arts University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

2College of Music, Shanxi Normal University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China


People are able to connect on a deeper level via music and words. Music delivers a meaningful experience for everyone since it elicits a memory in some way for almost everyone. If you use music in the classroom as a learning tool, you may help to make even the most mundane academic subject come to life by injecting some life into the dialogue. When discussing politics, the shared principles and concepts that can be derived from song lyrics allow students to connect more easily, grasp more easily, and elaborate on the message that is being attempted to be sent by the subject's message. It allows for more in-depth consideration of the underlying knowledge essential for theoretical argument, which is beneficial not just in political theory but also in other social science fields, such as sociology. As a consequence, it should come as no surprise that music is often used in political campaigns. When individuals are able to relate the lyrics of a song to a broader vision that wants to be put into action but is occasionally suppressed in some way, freedom of expression is achieved. Moreover, as discussed in the article, it is in this context that music serves as a tool not only for learning and self-expression but also as a catalyst for social change. There are shifts in political and social thought that will ultimately manifest them in action.


radical activity, public pedagogy, protest music

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Quan Huiqi, Li Jia. Framework for theorizing radical activity and critical public pedagogy in protest music. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 68-76. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030812.


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