Urban Rev https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-018-0465-x BOOK REVIEW Shoptalk: Lessons in Teaching from an African American Hair Salon: A Review Majors, Y. J. Shoptalk: Lessons in teaching from an African American hair salon. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 2017. 193 pp. $76.00 (cloth). $35.95 (paper) 1 1 Joseph Allen · Bettie Ray Butler © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The following is a review of the text Shoptalk: Lessons in Teaching from an African American Hair Salon, by Majors (2017). In this text, the author asserts that adopting “shoptalk”, a culture specific form of community discourse found in African American hair salons/barbershops, as a pedagogical practice, can sustain cultural pluralism of marginalized students in public education. This text is espe- cially valuable to education research and practice in that it is one of the few, if not the only, text available on the market that attempts to provide a specific example for the implementation of culturally relevant pedagogy. Keywords Culturally relevant pedagogy · Cultural communication · Critical discourse analysis In her text Shoptalk: Lessons in Teaching from an African American Hair Salon, Majors (2017) provides a truly one-of-a-kind approach to critical discourse analysis and critical literacy studies, as they pertain to pedagogical practices in American K-12 classrooms. Her unique
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Published: Jun 4, 2018
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