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Event Name: CLA William A. Kern Lecture Series -Personal Style Blogs and DIY Race: On Race, Aesthetics, and Capitalism
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: CHST
Description: Personal Style Blogs and DIY Race: On Race, Aesthetics, and Capitalism.
This talk considers some of the most influential personal style blogs as a lens through which to examine the new construction and value of race in the age of social media. Focusing especially on the taste performances that constitute personal style blogs, the talk will demonstrate the ways in which popular bloggers like Susanna Lau (aka Susie Bubble) and Bryan Grey Yambao (aka BryanBoy) carefully craft race and with it, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class as personal vernacular style practices and choices. This process of "DIY race" privatizes and aestheticizes race as matters of personal choice, personal expression, and emotional connections. But as I will suggest in my talk, DIY race is more than a strategy of representation. DIY race also describe modes of production that accrues, in uneven ways, an array of social, cultural, informational, and financial capital in the social media economy.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
2:00 pm
Carlson Auditorium (76-1125)
Schedules: 01/30/2013   (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Carlson Auditorium

Contact: Cassandra Shellman
Phone: 475-2057
Cost: Cost - FREE