Politics and Social Justice
No More Prisons On Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-hop Leadership, The Cool Rich Kids Movement, Community Organizing and Why Philanthropy is the Greatest Artform of the 21st Century. William Upski Wimsatt In this follow-up to the underground best-seller "Bomb the Suburbs, William Upski Wimsatt "The Hitch-hiker's Guide expands its focus out of culture and into politics. Hybridization is favored over ideology, with an emphasis on democracy and community-empowerment through a new theory of development. A truly original document from the paradigm-flipping master of modern praxis.
Table of Contents:
Part 1. Orientation
1. Some Common Misconceptions about African American Vernacular English
2. Language and Race: Some Implications of Bias for Linguistic Science
Part 2. The Relevance of African American Vernacular English to Education and Social Policies
3. Why What Works Has Not Worked for Nontraditional Students
4. Reading, Writing, and Rap: Lyric Shuffle and Other Motivational Strategies to Introduce and Reinforce Literacy
5. Educational Malpractice and the Ebonics Controversy
6. Linguistic Discrimination and American justice
Part 3. Cross-cultural Communication in Social Context
7. The Politics of Black Power Handshakes
8. Changing Terms of Self-reference among American Slave Descendants
Part 4. Linguistic Dimensions of African American Vernacular English
9. Steady: Progressive Aspect in African American Vernacular English
10. Come Again: Discourse Functions in African American Vernacular English
11. Hypocorrection: Mistakes in the Production of African American Vernacular English as a Second Dialect
12. Linguistic Perceptions in Black and White: Racial Identification Based on Speech
Part 5. Conclusion
13. Research Trends for African American Vernacular English
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