Preserving Tourism Imaginaries: Vacationers Urged to Visit Online Now, Travel IRL Later
Maria Skouras / University of Texas at AustinRead more »
Maria Skouras explores how national tourism boards are fostering the “tourism imaginaries” of potential visitors while encouraging them to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis.
“It’s ARMY versus the U.S. Army”: K-Pop Fans, Activism, and #BlackLivesMatter
Laura Springman / University of Texas at Austin
Laura Springman explores the recent example of K-pop fan involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter as a continuation of a tradition of K-pop fan activism.
“Stop Treating The Protests Like Coachella”: On the Uses of Sousveillance for Social Justice
Kathy Cacace / University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Cacace considers the limitations and possibilities of sousveillance to interrupt white supremacy, drawing examples from the Black Lives Matter uprising during the summer of 2020.
Streaming Egypt: Netflix & the Transnational Flow of Egyptian Media
Hazem Fahmy / University of Texas at Austin
Hazem Fahmy analyzes Netflix’s recent acquisition of Egyptian films, television series, and plays.
White Complexity, White Complicity, and New Stereotype in Booksmart
Jackson Wright / University of Texas at Austin
Jackson Wright investigates the 2019 film Booksmart, complicating its popular reception as a progressive piece of media, instead positing that the film continues to marginalize nonwhite characters and support white superiority.
“Maybe You Don’t Know How to Listen…”: An Exercise in Contextualization
Laura Brown / University of Texas at Austin
Laura Brown unpacks a 1946 WCBS radio advertisement, and considers the multiple uses of archival materials.