This dissertation is a rhetorical analysis of hip hop music and culture. Chapter 1 focuses on adding hip hop rhetoric to the discussion and terrain of rhetoric and writing studies and to the rhetorical tradition. Chapter 2 uses the rhetorical notion of kairos to discuss the ethos of hip hop culture and discourse. Chapter 3 uses hip hop rhetoric to discuss the tensuous-solidarity between Latinos and African Americans. Chapter 4 focuses on Latino/Borderland Hip Hop and discusses the multi-consciousness of Latino identity. Chapter 5 focuses on Christiian religious imagery in gangsta rap music. There is also a short conclusion.
|Commitee:||Brunk-Chavez, Beth, Pineda, Richard|
|School:||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Department:||English Rhetoric & Composition|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||DAI-A 71/02, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Music, Rhetoric|
|Keywords:||Composition, Hip hop, Music, Race, Rap, Rhetoric|
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