In Solidarity(?): A Critique of the K-pop Industry’s Support for Black Lives Matter
Dayna Chatman / University of Oregon
Dayna Chatman discusses Black American fans’ experiences of the racially insensitive behavior in K-pop, with suggestions for what solidarity might look like in the genre’s industry and fan communities.
Getting Misty-Eyed: Misty Copeland And The Representational Politics Of Black Fandoms
Alfred L. Martin, Jr. / University Of Iowa
Using interviews with Black female fans of principal dancer Misty Copeland, Alfred L. Martin, Jr. explores the relationship between Black fandom and the politics of Black representation.
Using new media cooperative Defector as a case study, Austin Morris explores the ethics of online content production and what it means to do “good work” in the digital content industries.
Transnational Chills: A History of Latinxs’ Love of Horror
Orquidea Morales / State University of New York, Old Westbury
Orquidea Morales traces the relationship between the Latinx community, Latin American audiences and horror films, claiming Latinx horror to be an inherently transnational genre.
Activism or Performative Activism?: Investigating Jimmy Butler’s “No Name” NBA Jersey
Jas L. Moultrie and Ralina L. Joseph / University of Washington, seattle
Jas L. Moultrie and Ralina L. Joseph illustrate the power and limitations of players’ voices in the midst of branded corporate activism.
Race and The Unintended Consequences of Musical Reaction Videos
María Elena Cepeda / Williams College
Using Tim and Fred Williams’ musical reaction videos as a case study, María Elena Cepeda discusses racial and generational relations between audiences and content creators as potential drivers of change in production and marketing in the music industry.
Domesticity Again, Domesticity Forever: Cottagecore and Domestic Media History
Caroline N. Bayne / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The cottagecore trend is finding new expression on Tiktok as users present highly curated visions of domesticity. Caroline N. Bayne explores the myths in cottagecore aesthetics and the ways in which they present the home as a sacred space untroubled by the world of work.