Thursday, April 5, 2012

Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age

A remarkable addition to the study of African American rhetorical theory and composition studies, Adam Banks Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age will compel scholars and students alike to think about what they know of African American rhetoric in fresh and useful ways. 

Banks offers a mixtape of African American digital rhetoric in his innovative study. Presenting the DJ as a quintessential example of the digital griot-high-tech storyteller-this book shows how African American storytelling traditions and their digital manifestations can help scholars and teachers shape composition studies, thoroughly linking oral, print, and digital production in ways that centralize African American discursive practices as part of a multicultural set of ideas and pedagogical commitments

Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age