ERIC Number: EJ776206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: 34
There Goes the Neighborhood: Hip Hop Creepin' on a Come Up at the U
Campbell, Kermit E.
College Composition and Communication, v58 n3 p325-344 Feb 2007
This article offers a critical perspective on the default mode of freshman composition instruction, that is, its traditionally middle-class and white racial orientation. Although middle-classness and whiteness have been topics of critical interest among compositionists in recent years, perhaps the most effective challenge to this hegemony in the classroom is not in our textbooks or critical discourse but in what many of our students already consume, the ghettocentricity expressed in the music of rappers like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Eminem.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Language Arts, Writing Instruction, Freshman Composition, Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Teaching Methods, Social Class, Social Influences, Racial Differences, African Americans, Whites
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