Body of Resistance: Blackness and the Politics of (In)visibility on YouTube

Pires Pepe, Paulo (2020) Body of Resistance: Blackness and the Politics of (In)visibility on YouTube. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 97 (7). pp. 1187-1210. ISSN 1478-3428

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In this article, I will examine how Kuduro and YouTube provide a space for depictions of intersectional identities, and the ways they challenge stereotypes of racial, gendered and sexual depictions. This article asserts that cyberspace has become an important means of providing visibility for silenced bodies. To support this assertion, it explores the performances of Titica, a Black Angolan transsexual, on YouTube and elsewhere, asking how she has managed to subvert hegemonic dynamics and perpetuate queer identities. The result of this investigation is to reveal the neglected cultural dynamics of Black queer people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: angola,black identity,intersectionality,kuduro,music,queer,social media,titica,youtube,cultural studies,literature and literary theory ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 16:30
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 00:40
DOI: 10.1080/14753820.2020.1815983

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