Renegades : digital dance cultures from Dubsmash to TikTok /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (xviii, 167 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00966906, (OCoLC)fst01741098, (OCoLC)fst01748265, (OCoLC)fst01893419, (OCoLC)fst02002519, Cultural appropriation, Cultural appropriation., Dance and race, Dance and race., Dance and the Internet, Dance and the Internet., fast, Generation Z, Hip-hop dance, Identity (Psychology) in adolescence, Identity (Psychology) in adolescence., Social aspects, Social conditions., Social media, Social media., United States, United States.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Digital communities : from Dubsmash to TikTok -- This bridge called Dubsmash : Renegades call it home -- The original Renegade : Dubsmash, hip hop culture, and sharing values in a digital space -- Gone viral : creating an identity as a hip hop artist -- Moving as one : unison dancing, muscular bonding, and hip hop pedagogy -- When Karen slides into your DMs : race, language, and Dubsmash -- Revolution will be Dubsmashed."Renegades: Digital Dance Cultures from Dubsmash to TikTok interrogates the roles that Dubsmash, social media, and hip hop music and dance play in youth identity formation in the United States. It explores why Generation Z-so-called Zoomers-use social media dance apps to connect, how they use them to build relationships, how race and other factors of identity play out through these apps, how social media dance shapes a wider cultural context, and how community is formed in the same way that it might be in a club. These Zoomer artists-namely D1 Nayah, Jalaiah Harmon, TisaKorean, Brooklyn Queen, Kayla Nicole Jones, and Dr. Boffone's high school students-have become key agents in culture creation and dissemination in the age of social media dance and music. These Black artists are some of today's most influential content creators, even if they lack widespread name recognition. Their artistic contributions have come to define a generation. And yet, up until this point, the majority of influential Dubsmashers have not been recognized for their influence on US popular culture. This book tells their stories"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed January 7, 2022).