Texting Identities: Lessons for Classrooms from Multiethnic Youth Space

Paris, Django
April 2010
English Education;Apr2010, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p278
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of youth texts in expanding notions of writing ethnic and linguistic difference in Los Angeles, California and examines the process by which cultural languages cross-pollinate among groups. Particular focus is given to texts worn on objects, delivered over electronic media and rapped by youth emcees at a multiethnic high school. The author suggests ways English educators can learn about youth literacies.


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