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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Textbook!, July 21, 2011
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This review is from: The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters (Paperback)
Dr. Rose's book is a testament to the power of intelligent, nuanced examinations of our complex world. She looks at 10 arguments about Hip Hop (5 in support and 5 against), peers back at the historical basis of these points, and washes off all the fluff. This results in a book whose complexity extends as deep as you are willing to go. Some of my 13-year-olds understand the surface arguments separate from one another. Others understand how the two function simultaneously. The majority of my students comprehend that each argument usually results in a superficial understanding of a complex issue- issues requiring a great deal of reflection on one's own perceptions and how those perceptions are influenced by the communities in which we live. It's a heavy lift for kids this age. Someone who knows their community in and out and yet is willing to admit the fact they still don't know enough to really "KNOW" that community is going to love working with the Hip Hop generation on this book. Good luck to Dr. Rose and all who engage this very worthwhile book.Pedagogy of the OppressedPedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (Critical Perspectives)Literacy: Reading the Word and the World
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