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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Hip hop rhetoric: Relandscaping the rhetorical tradition
by Tinajero, Roberto Jose, II, Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2009, 190; 3390661
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fredericksen, Elaine
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
Publication Number: 3390661
ISBN: 978-1-109-60211-1
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