Entertainment Industry and other works

by Ellen Gillingham

Update on Lyrics and Cultural Homophobia of Hip-Hop Music

Although “Thrift Shop” has proven Macklemore’s breakthrough, its blithe spirit belies a serious artist with serious issues on his mind. His single “Same Love”, for example, is an anthem to … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lyrics and Cultural Homophobia of Hip-Hop Music: The Emergence of Homo-Hop in the larger Hip-Hop Culture

Constructions of Manhood and Womanhood in the Black Community   Group Paper: Lyrics and Cultural Homophobia of Hip-Hop Music: The Emergence of Homo-Hop in the larger Hip-Hop Culture Our presentation … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the Red and Brown Water

The play, In the Red and Brown Water creates a conversation around issues pertaining to constructing womanhood with the theme of size.  The final scene in the play, scene 8, … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spectacular Consumption and Gender

  The cultural production of power and disempowerment within texts, performance, and popular culture create a spectacle that is consumed in the public and popular culture.  The multiple identities like … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Last Friday Night

2011’s Song of the Summer, “Last Friday Night,” as awarded by VH1, is one of pop phenomenon, Katy’s Perry’s hit singles.  The song is of the high-energy pop genre with … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Signs of Humor

The Signs of Humor Introduction There are many cultures throughout the world and each one has developed its own unique brand of humor.  Even just within America, many minority groups … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Tour de France as an Embodiment of France: Creating National Identity and Communitas

The Tour de France as an Embodiment of France: Creating National Identity and Communitas The impact tourist attraction, Tour de France, has on local residents in the region of France … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment