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Hiphop Literacies : Literacies - Elaine Richardson

Hiphop Literacies


Hardcover Published: 16th August 2006
ISBN: 9780415329286
Number Of Pages: 142

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Hiphop Literacies is an exploration of the rhetorical, language and literacy practices of African Americans, with a focus on the Hiphop generation. Richardson analyses the lyrics and discourse of Hiphop, explodes myths and stereotypes about Black culture and language and shows how Hiphop language is a global ambassador of the English language and American culture.

Richardson examines African American Hiphop in secondary oral contexts such as rap music, song lyrics, electronic and digital media, oral performances and cinema and brings together issues and concepts that are explored in the disciplines of folklore, ethnomusicology, sociolinguistics, discourse studies and New Literacies Studies.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Black/folk/discoursez: OutKast and "The Whole World"p. 1
Black and African American Vernacular Discoursesp. 1
A working definition of African American rap/Hiphop discoursep. 9
"OutKast" of the whole worldp. 12
Crosscultural vibrations: the shared language of contestation of Jamaican Dancehallas and American Hiphoppasp. 22
Hiphop and Dancehall discoursep. 25
Precolonial and enslavement mixp. 31
Black strugglers' mixp. 35
Conclusionp. 40
Young women and critical Hiphop literacies: their readings of the worldp. 41
Black femalehiphophood in print: the ghetto girlp. 44
Some women are and some women aint: digital Black femalehiphophoodp. 47
Ride or Die B, Jezebel, Lil' Kim or Kimberly Jones and African American women's language and literacy practices: the naked trufp. 56
Black women and the myth of Jezebelp. 58
Jezebel on trialp. 60
Kimberly Jones and African American female literaciesp. 64
The strong Black woman doing verbal battlep. 66
Did Kimberly Jones lie to us?p. 70
"Yo mein rap is phat wie deine Mama": African American language in online German Hiphop, or identifying the global in global Hiphopp. 71
German Hiphop offline and onp. 73
Data analysisp. 75
What it be? Hiphop's ideologyp. 76
Content morpheme/codeswitchingp. 77
System morpheme/code mixingp. 86
Embedded language/codeswitchingp. 90
Calquingp. 92
Hiphop and video gamesp. 97
Def Jam Vendettap. 99
Identificationp. 101
Interactionp. 103
Producerp. 104
Agencyp. 104
Appendixp. 105
Notesp. 124
Referencesp. 128
Indexp. 137
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ISBN: 9780415329286
ISBN-10: 0415329280
Series: Literacies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 16th August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.55  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1