A Critical Ethnography of Hip-Hop Culture, Language, Identity, and the Politics of Becoming
Chapter Five: “Peace and One Love!” A Rhizomatic Third Space: Race, Language, Culture, and the Politics of Identity
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“Peace and One Love!”1
A Rhizomatic Third Space: Race, Language, Culture, and the Politics of Identity
Thus far, especially at Marie-Victorin, the modernist and unoblivious language of Black and White in the African student discourse is as irrefutable as the politics behind it. This pellucidity stems from students’ own consciousness of their racial, gender, sex, and class social locations which, I have argued, in the case of all immigrants, is a product of socialization and displacement. In other words, what one becomes is an accumulative history and memory that is built in and through one’s everyday interactions. In these communicative everyday interactions, at MV in particular, African students became aware of particularly their racial identity, which in turn was implicated in how they socialized their gendered, sexualized, and classed identities.
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