Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Victor J. Vitanza
Hip-Hop Studies, while pushing boundaries in some respects, particularly the intersections of many different disciplines, reproduces certain forms of â€“ and assumptions about â€“ knowledge production. Additionally, some conventions in the discipline and certain types of scholarly performances of Hip-Hop scholarship render blackness pathological â€“ even in the service of combating what is understood to be antiblackness, by virtue of attempts to combat the notion that Hip-Hop culture is, in fact, deviant or bad or unworthy of study â€“ and are complicit in the denial of what P. Khalil Saucier and Tyron Woods describe as â€œblack sentient humanity and the complex interplay between culture and historical context â€ in the field . â€œOwning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutionsâ€ serves as one of many possible explorations and analyses of this broader problem.
Carson, A.D., "Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions" (2017). All Dissertations. 1885.