The liberal lynching of Kanye West

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Abstract

June I attended the inaugural International Persona Studies conference hosted by Newcastle University. Below is a slightly longer version of the paper I presented. It points to the increasing tendency towards the weaponisation of celebrity culture, and in particular the largely liberal, woke demonisation of American rapper Kanye West that followed his appearance on Saturday Night Live in September 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationcarltonbrick.net
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Kanye West
  • Media studies
  • Race
  • Neo-liberalism
  • Popular culture

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