March 07th, 2013
What do you all think of the socio-political context of the Harlem Shake youtube craze? Specifically, how can Critical Race Theory help us as educators analyze this sensation that our students maybe participating in?
Below I have included links to the original Harlem Shake youtube video, some other popular ones, and a response by the people of Harlem
OSU Harlem Shake
Heat Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake Response
3/9/2013 03:32:49 am
I was just reading about this phenomenon on the Huffington Post
3/9/2013 05:32:04 am
Rightly said, Ramya! This is similar to the Gangnam Style craze--when you look at the original video by Psy and the images used in the video, you have to consider context, race etc. How do these crazes play on contexts and what implications follow subsequently?
3/9/2013 05:34:15 am
These internet memes afford a starting point for the question, "How are visual culture, contemporary practices and the multiple worlds of art taking up theory?"
3/10/2013 06:45:06 am
I came across this article, which brings up another perspective on race. How did anyone think this was ok?
3/10/2013 07:38:48 am
I think this explains things nicely. It is Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC:
3/12/2013 03:35:56 am
I think this is being a bit over simplified. When two cultures meet part of the dialogue that happens between them is artistic, and that dialogue by necessity means some travelling from traditional routes.
9/22/2021 07:31:43 pm
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