Reading Youtube, contextualizing theory
Women's and Gender Studies
Falzetti discusses teaching a women's studies class that uses the video of spoken-word artists Yellow Rage performing on Def Poetry Jam, paired with Uma Narayan's article entitled "Essence of Culture and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism." This approach encourages students to take on Narayan's rhetoric themselves since they generally lack another framework through which to discuss the message of Yellow Rage.
Falzetti, A. G. (2008). Reading Youtube, contextualizing theory. Feminist Collections, 29(1), 27.