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ERIC Number: EJ1149925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Teaching in the Mix: Turntablism, DJ Aesthetics and African American Literature
Jennings, Kyesha; Petchauer, Emery
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n2 p216-228 2017
Leveraging the aesthetic turn in hip-hop scholarship, this article examines how some of the goal-directed and compositional techniques of DJs can be used to redesign and remix African American literature courses. Specifically, we focus on drops and blends, two moves evident among DJs and turntablists in hip-hop culture. Anchoring our analysis to DJs and what they do with records, we also conceptualise the classroom and curriculum as a mix with various media, samples and layers that afford the instructor different pedagogical opportunities. Overall, we argue these DJ moves are not simply surface-level descriptions of course design and execution, but rather they entail different ways of thinking about course design and execution when properly understood from their hip-hop context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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