By Adam J. Banks
A few compositionists, together with Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart Selber, have used the tropes of "mix" and "remix" to provide an explanation for electronic writing practices—and have even noted the present age as "remix culture." Banks (Univ. of Kentucky) asks "what we'd research from the rhetorical practices and traditions of the tradition that gave us the remix." He hyperlinks print, oral, and electronic productions in ways in which find African American discursive practices on the middle of electronic rhetoric, and he argues that the DJ is a griot, or electronic storyteller, via whom African American rhetoric might be reimaged in a brand new century. within the book's 5 chapters, the writer explores how the tropes of "mix," "remix," and "mixtape" tell a number of texts and areas. In bankruptcy four, for instance, he considers black theology as a "mixtape movement" that synthesizes integrationist and nationalist traditions. He additionally deals shout-outs in every one bankruptcy to electronic griot tasks. This groundbreaking publication is necessary and well timed, suggesting new instructions within the learn of either African American rhetoric and electronic rhetoric. Summing Up: Graduate scholars, researchers, school.
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