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The Live Fashion Show in Mediatized Consumer Culture
This dissertation examines the fashion show and its mediatization as a microcosm of online medias impact on consumer culture. The contemporary fashion show is a brief, one-off live performance that presents a fashion house ...
Mangos with Chili: Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans People of Colour Performance as Social Movement Building
Mangos with Chili (MWC) is a two-spirit, queer and trans people of color (2-QTPOC) performance arts cabaret based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This research focuses on MWC performance content and personal interviews with ...
Hate Watching Trash TV: Intersections of Class and Anti-Fandom
Hate watching has been described as fun and campy (Nussbaum, 2012); a form of self-deception in viewers who refuse to admit they like shitty things (Davies, 2013); a frustrating inability to let go of a show one no longer ...
Capoeira as a Resource: Multiple Uses of Culture Under Conditions of Transnational Neoliberalism
This dissertation explores the shifting meanings and values attached to capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian ‘martial game’, as it circulates as a ‘cultural resource’ in the context of neoliberal globalization. Since the 1970s, ...
The Potential of Leaks: Mediation, Materiality and Incontinent Domains
Leaks appear within and in between disciplines. While the vernacular implications of leaking tend to connote either the release of texts or, in a more literal sense, the escape of a fluid, the leak also embodies more poetic ...