Breaking Boundaries: Introducing Chicano Graffiti Art into the Composition Classroom
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The articulation of the rhetorical discourse of the Chicana/o graffiti art community is the focus of this thesis. The rhetorical analysis of cultural competencies within the Chicana/o graffiti art community allows me to articulate the discourse of the community. A community discourse is made up of its community literacies or its ways of knowing. The rhetorical discourse of this marginalized community and its art genre is one that is often misunderstood.Graffiti art dismantles the previously established definition of public art.