Reading While Black: Thinking about Black Male Literacy in the Age of Hip Hop

8 Mar

CHID 498: Reading While Black: Thinking about Black Male Literacy in the Age of Hip Hop

SLN 19262

T/TH 430-620

“Reading While Black” will combine theoretical texts, literacy narratives, and in-class dialogue to understand the long-standing ambivalence that African-American men, and others, experience around their literacy practices and performances of manhood. In brief, this course aims to foster dialogue among texts and participants around the evolution of these tensions toward literacy, manhood, the politics of respectability, and social mobility felt regarding this specific sociological group. By reading a selection of autobiographies, memoirs, and narratives from a wide span of history, we will seek to understand the roots of this ambivalence and the way that certain ideologies ensure its continuation, as well as ways it is being challenged.

Max A. Hunter angel00

John Perkins Teaching Fellow

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