Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age (Paperback)
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Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/04/2011
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Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809330201
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


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A number of compositionists, including Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart Selber, have used the tropes of "mix" and "remix" to explain digital writing practices--and have even referred to the current age as "remix culture." Banks (Univ. of Kentucky) asks "what we might learn from the rhetorical practices and traditions of the culture that gave us the remix." He links print, oral, and digital productions in ways that locate African American discursive practices at the center of digital rhetoric, and he argues that the DJ is a griot, or digital storyteller, through whom African American rhetoric can be reimaged in a new century. In the book's five chapters, the author explores how the tropes of "mix," "remix," and "mixtape" inform a variety of texts and spaces. In chapter 4, for example, he considers black theology as a "mixtape movement" that synthesizes integrationist and nationalist traditions. He also offers shout-outs in each chapter to digital griot projects. This groundbreaking book is important and timely, suggesting new directions in the study of both African American rhetoric and digital rhetoric. Summing Up: Graduate students, researchers, faculty. -- "A. M Laflen, Marist College"



--A. M. Laflen"CHOICE" (04/01/2012)
A number of compositionists, including Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart Selber, have used the tropes of "mix" and "remix" to explain digital writing practices and have even referred to the current age as "remix culture." Banks (Univ. of Kentucky) asks "what we might learn from the rhetorical practices and traditions of the culture that gave us the remix." He links print, oral, and digital productions in ways that locate African American discursive practices at the center of digital rhetoric, and he argues that the DJ is a griot, or digital storyteller, through whom African American rhetoric can be reimaged in a new century. In the book's five chapters, the author explores how the tropes of "mix," "remix," and "mixtape" inform a variety of texts and spaces. In chapter 4, for example, he considers black theology as a "mixtape movement" that synthesizes integrationist and nationalist traditions. He also offers shout-outs in each chapter to digital griot projects. This groundbreaking book is important and timely, suggesting new directions in the study of both African American rhetoric and digital rhetoric. Summing Up: Graduate students, researchers, faculty. -- "A. M Laflen, Marist College"


--A. M. Laflen"CHOICE" (04/01/2012)"


A number of compositionists, including Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart Selber, have used the tropes of "mix" and "remix" to explain digital writing practices--and have even referred to the current age as "remix culture." Banks (Univ. of Kentucky) asks "what we might learn from the rhetorical practices and traditions of the culture that gave us the remix." He links print, oral, and digital productions in ways that locate African American discursive practices at the center of digital rhetoric, and he argues that the DJ is a griot, or digital storyteller, through whom African American rhetoric can be reimaged in a new century. In the book's five chapters, the author explores how the tropes of "mix," "remix," and "mixtape" inform a variety of texts and spaces. In chapter 4, for example, he considers black theology as a "mixtape movement" that synthesizes integrationist and nationalist traditions. He also offers shout-outs in each chapter to digital griot projects. This groundbreaking book is important and timely, suggesting new directions in the study of both African American rhetoric and digital rhetoric. Summing Up: Graduate students, researchers, faculty. -- A. M Laflen, Marist College

--A. M. Laflen"CHOICE" (04/01/2012)

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