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Black Literate Lives offers an innovative approach to understanding the complex and multi-dimensional perspectives of Black literate lives in the United States. Author Maisha Fisher reinterprets historiographies of Black self-determination and self-reliance to powerfully interrupt stereotypes of African-American literacy practices. The book expands the standard definitions of literacy practices to demonstrate the ways in which 'minority' groups keep their cultures and practices alive in the face of oppression, both inside and outside of schools.

This important addition to critical literacy studies:

-Demonstrates the relationship of an expanded definition of literacy to self-determination and empowerment

-Exposes unexpected sources of Black literate traditions of popular culture and memory

-Reveals how spoken word poetry, open mic events, and everyday cultural performances are vital to an understanding of Black literacy in the 21st century

By centering the voices of students, activists, and community members whose creative labors past and present continue the long tradition of creating cultural forms that restore collective, Black Literate Lives ultimately uncovers memory while illuminating the literate and literary contributions of Black people in America.

Book News Annotation:

Fisher (education, Emory U.) examines how people of African descent have employed literate practices to create and sustain independent institutions in the US and abroad that focus on producing and preserving written and spoken words while generating a discourse of self-reliance among Black people. She considers a theory of Black literate lives, the literacy activism of Gwendolyn Brooks, the making of revolutionary literacies, soldering in participatory literacy communities, and black teachers as literacy activists in urban public schools. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book offers an innovative approach to understanding the multi-dimensional perspectives of Black literate lives in the U.S. It demonstrates the ways that minority groups keep their practices alive inside and outside of educational institutions, even when these groups are oppressed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415958646
Author:
Fisher, Maisha T.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Fisher, Maisha
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
African Americans - Intellectual life
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Series:
Critical Social Thought
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.60 in. .85 lbs.

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