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The Rhizome of Blackness

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The Rhizome of Blackness is a critical ethnographic documentation of the process of how continental African youth are becoming Black in North America. They enter a social imaginary where they find themselves already falling under the umbrella of Blackness. For young Africans, Hip-Hop culture, language, and identity emerge as significant sites of identification; desire; and cultural, linguistic, and identity investment. No longer is plain Canadian English a site of investment, but instead, Black English as a second language (BESL) and Hip-Hop all da way baby! (as one student put it). The result of this dialectic space between language learning and identity investment is a complex, multilayered, and rhizomatic third space, where Canada meets and rubs shoulders with Africa in downtown Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal in such a way that it produces its own ticklish subject and pedagogy of imaginary and integrative anti-racism.


Awad Ibrahim is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. He is a curriculum theorist with special interests in cultural studies; Hip-Hop; youth and Black popular culture; social foundations (i.e., philosophy, history and sociology of education); social justice and community service learning; diasporic and continental African identities; ethnography; and applied linguistics. He has researched and published widely in these areas. Among his books are Global Linguistic Flows: Hip-Hop Cultures, Youth Identities and the Politics of Language (2009; with Samy Alim and Alastair Pennycook); Critical Youth Studies: A Reader (Peter Lang, 2014; with Shirley Steinberg); Provoking Curriculum Studies: Strong Poetry and the Arts of the Possible (forthcoming; with Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Giuliano Reis); and The Education of African Canadian Children: Critical Analyses (forthcoming; with Ali Abdi).


Contents: We Got a Situation Herre. Race, Culture, Language, and Identity: Theorizing the Rhizomatic Third Space - «Wallahi, ils sont tous des racistes!».
Striated Racialization and the Rhizomatic Process of Becoming Black - « Si tu allais faire un sondage, ça vient souvent de l'orientation ou des personnels ». Teachers, Curriculum, and Pedagogy - Interlude: Homeless Urban Dreams by Reenah L. Golden - «Oh, I Got It, It Gives Me Great Pleasure!». Hip-Hop Culture and Language, Post/Coloniality, and the Imaginary - «Peace and One Love!». A Rhizomatic Third Space: Race, Language, Culture, and the Politics of Identity.


Titel: The Rhizome of Blackness
Untertitel: A Critical Ethnography of Hip-Hop Culture, Language, Identity, and the Politics of Becoming
EAN: 9781454195702
ISBN: 978-1-4541-9570-2
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Peter Lang
Herausgeber: Peter Lang
Genre: Pädagogik
Veröffentlichung: 30.01.2014
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse: 1.31 MB
Anzahl Seiten: 239
Jahr: 2014
Auflage: 1. Auflage

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