Warning: contains some bad words
5 classes in 4 days.
1 professional presentation. (You can read more about that here.)
1 radio show.
3 dj jobs.
You can read it here.
…was a huge success! We had over 130 volunteers (students, faculty, and staff) at 12 sites throughout the area. Last year we had around 60 folks volunteer at half a dozen sites.
You can watch WSLS coverage of one of the projects here.
Gearing up for the rapidly-approaching semester. Getting the last minute details together for RU’s MLK Day of Service on 1/19. Dejunking my office.
Here are some sources that are informing my thinking on incorporating Hip Hop pedagogy into library instruction…can you think of any others I should check out?
Alim, H.S., & Baugh, J. (Eds.). (2007). Talkin Black talk: Language, education and social change. New York: Teachers College Press.
Campbell, K. (2005). Gettin’ our groove on: Rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.
Chandrasoma, R., Thompson, C., & Pennycook, A. (2004). Beyond plagiarism: Transgressive and nontransgressive intertextuality. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 3(3), 171-193.
Craig, T. (2013). “Jackin’ for beats”: DJing for citation critique. Radical Teacher (97), 20-29. doi:10.5195/rt.2013.40
Foster, F. (2014) Exposing literacies in a co-culture. Computers in Libraries, 34(4), 4-9, 32.
Harrison, A.K. (2009). Hip hop underground: The integrity and ethics of racial identification. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Harrison, A.K., & Arthur, C.E. (2011). Reading Billboard 1979-1989: Exploring rap music’s emergence through the music industry’s most influential trade publication. Popular Music and Society 34(3), 309-327.
Ibrahim, A. (2004). Operating under erasure: Hip hop and the pedagogy of affect(ive). Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 20(1), 113-133.
Jeffries, M.P. (2010). Thug life: Race, gender, and the meaning of hip hop. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Kimball, K., & O’Connor, L. (2010). Engaging auditory modalities through the use of music in information literacy instruction. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(4), 316-319.
McLeod, K., & DiCola, P. (2011). Creative license: The law and culture of digital sampling. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Neff, A.C. (2009). Let the world listen right: The Mississippi Delta hip-hop story. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
Ogbar, J.O.G. (2008). Hip hop revolution: The culture and politics of rap. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.
Pennycook, A. (1996). Borrowing others’ words: Text, ownership, memory, and plagiarism. TESOL Quarterly, 30(2), 201-230.
Perry, I. (2004). Prophets of the hood: Politics and poetics in hip hop. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Petchauer, E. (2012). Hip-hop culture in college students’ lives: Elements, embodiment, and higher edutainment. New York: Routledge.
Sharpley-Whiting, T. (2008). Pimps up, ho’s down: Hip hop’s hold on young black women. New York: NYU Press.
Schloss, J.G. (2004). Making beats: The art of sample-based hip-hop. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Schumacher, T.G. (1995). “This is a sampling sport”: Digital sampling, rap music and the law in Cultural Production. Media, Culture, and Society, 17(2), 253‐273.
Wakefield, S. (2006). Using music samples to teach research skills. Teaching English in the Two Year College, 33(4), 357-360.
Weaver, J., Dimitriadis, G., & Daspit, T. (2001). Hip hop pedagogies and youth cultures: Rhythmic blends of globalization and the lost third ear of the academy. Taboo: Journal of Culture and Education, 5(2), 7-13.
Williams, J.A. (2013). Rhymin’ and stealin’: Musical borrowing in hip-hop. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Willis, C.N., & Thomas W.J. (2006). “Students as Audience: Identity and Information Literacy,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 6(4), 431–34.
If you’re heading to Virginia Tech’s Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, please check out “Leaders of the New School: Applying a Hip Hop Studies Paradigm to the First Year Experience” on Friday, 2/6 at 10am. I’m copresenting with long-time friendspiration Dr. A. Kwame Harrison and the amazing Dr. Ali Colleen Neff.
I also just got word that my proposal for The Innovative Library Classroom here in Radford was accepted. Last year I did a lightning talk, this time around I’m stepping it up to a full presentation. Hip Hop pedagogy + information literacy instruction. Tuesday, 5/2.