Slam school : learning through conflict in the hip-hop and spoken word classroom / Bronwen E. Low.

By: Low, Bronwen EMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2011]Copyright date: ©2011Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804763653 (cloth : alk. paper); 0804763658 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780804763660 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0804763666 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Language arts (Secondary) -- Social aspects -- United States | Performance poetry -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States | Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- United States | Multicultural education -- United States | Intergroup relations -- United States | Critical pedagogy -- United States | Educational anthropology -- United States | Hip-hop -- United States -- InfluenceDDC classification: 428.0071/2 LOC classification: LB1631 | .L69 2011
Contents:
Toward a critical hip-hop and spoken word pedagogy -- "Keepin' it real" : the discourse of authenticity and the challenge for hip-hop pedagogies -- The tale of the talent night rap : black popular culture in schools and the challenge of interpretation -- Making sense out of worlds that are different : race and hip-hop pedagogies -- Niggaz, bitches, and hoes : hip-hop nation language as limit-case for education -- Pedagogic futures for hip-hop and spoken word.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and index.

Toward a critical hip-hop and spoken word pedagogy -- "Keepin' it real" : the discourse of authenticity and the challenge for hip-hop pedagogies -- The tale of the talent night rap : black popular culture in schools and the challenge of interpretation -- Making sense out of worlds that are different : race and hip-hop pedagogies -- Niggaz, bitches, and hoes : hip-hop nation language as limit-case for education -- Pedagogic futures for hip-hop and spoken word.

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CHOICE Review

Low (McGill Univ.), a scholar of sociocultural literacy and multicultural education, offers a fresh perspective on curricular implications and possibilities for hip-hop pedagogy. Granted, there is much scholarship that deals with hip-hop as a pedagogical aperture; however, Low's contribution is unique on at least one front. This book's strength is its insistence on leveraging conflict as departure point for critical social exploration. Like many works before it, Slam School asserts hip-hop's ontological importance; however, the author resists the urge to patronize hip-hop as an implacable solution to youth exploitation and disenfranchisement. Scenarios and lyrical analysis contribute to Low's case that the contradictions within and between hip-hop and curriculum are the interstices that offer teachable moments. Through an acknowledgment that youth culture is seldom authentic in the ways historical accounts have posited, Low highlights the diversity of producers, consumers, and interpretations of hip-hop and spoken word. Hip-hop's versatility is shown to be at once liberating and stifling, depending on the message and the groups involved in communicative exchange. The book could prove invaluable to preservice teachers, cultural studies scholars, and anyone concerned with education and youth culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels. L. H. Taylor Jr. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Bronwen E. Low is Associate Professor of Education at McGill University. She is the coauthor of Reading Youth Writing: "New" Literacies, Cultural Studies and Education (2008), with Michael Hoechsmann.

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