Contents - 1. Introduction; Part I. Urban Classroom Discourse - 2. Talk in class at Central High; 3. Popular culture in the classroom; Part II. Performances of Deutsch - 4. Deutsch in improvised performance; 5. Ritual in the instruction and inversion of German; Part III. The Stylization of Social Class - 6. Language and class I - theoretical orientations; 7. Language and class II - empirical preliminaries; 8. Schooling, class and stylization; 9. Classed subjectives in interaction; Part IV. Methodological Reflections - 10. Reflections on generalization, theory and knowledge construction.