ERIC Number: EJ876257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Hip-Hop and a Hybrid Text in a Postsecondary English Class
Sanchez, Deborah M.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n6 p478-487 Mar 2010
This study explores the epistemology present in hip-hop music and its reflection in the writing of one African American student in a postsecondary transitional English class. An integration of hip-hop and academic literacy practices in the student's essay challenges the supremacy of a "standard" academic English and deficit perspectives about African American language and rhetorics.
Descriptors: African American Students, Epistemology, Music, Popular Culture, Writing Skills, College Students, Literacy Education, Essays, Black Dialects, Language Usage, Cultural Relevance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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