• "REC"less Discourse: Hip Hop as a Nexus of Critical Literacy

A lecture by Carlos "Rec" McBride, UMass Amherst

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Poetry Center, 3rd floor Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St

With the increasing popularity of what some are calling Hip Hop Studies, it becomes essential to think critically about a range of methodological approaches, innovative instructional strategies and the overall challenges (practical, political and ethical) of teaching Hip Hop. This presentation will focus on critical literacy, defined by Ira Shor as “learning to read and write as part of the process of becoming conscious of one's experience as historically constructed within specific power relations,” and will consider the function of Hip Hop as a nexus of pedagogical innovation and critical literacy.

Carlos "Rec" McBride is a Doctoral candidate in the Language, Literacy and Culture program through the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His research interests include Hip Hop culture, Critical Pedagogy, Social Justice in Education, multimodal approaches to alternative schooling, media justice, New Literacy Studies, the Prison Industrial Complex, and Ethnic Studies.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Education Studies and the Sociology Department. For more information, please contact Dr. Carmen Veloria at cveloria@suffolk.edu.

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