Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
English Rhetoric and Composition
This dissertation is a rhetorical analysis of hip hop music and culture. Chapter 1 focuses on adding hip hop rhetoric to the discussion and terrain of rhetoric and writing studies and to the rhetorical tradition. Chapter 2 uses the rhetorical notion of kairos to discuss the ethos of hip hop culture and discourse. Chapter 3 uses hip hop rhetoric to discuss the tensuous-solidarity between Latinos and African Americans. Chapter 4 focuses on Latino/Borderland Hip Hop and discusses the multi-consciousness of Latino identity. Chapter 5 focuses on Christiian religious imagery in gangsta rap music. There is also a short conclusion.
Received from ProQuest
Roberto Jose Tinajero II
Tinajero, Roberto Jose II, "Hip Hop Rhetoric: Relandscaping the Rhetorical Tradition" (2009). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2792.