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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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Bending Culture

Bending Culture

Racebending.com’s Protests against Media Whitewashing

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(p.189) Bending Culture
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Dis-Orienting Planets
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Robin Anne Reid

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0014

Robin Anne Reid, in “Bending Culture: Racebending.com’s Protests Against Media Whitewashing,” ruminates on the extent to which the gap between the categories of cultural, or fan activism, and political activism may be changing, especially with regard to younger people participating in online activist sites. Reid concentrates her inquiry on one internet community, Racebending.com, which originated in a protest against the casting of white actors in M. Night Shyamalan live-action adaptation The Last Airbender (2010). She argues that the group’s online activities since the release of the film shows the overlap between fan and political activism, thereby demonstrating connections between critical race and intersectional studies.

Keywords:   Activism, Fandom, Diversity, anti-racist, media

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