The Native Place in a Transcultural America: Native Appropriation, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in American Music Videos by Grace Ng

From pop superstars like Ke$ha to rock bands like No Doubt, white musical artists donning Native American costumes have become commonplace in American media. This cultural appropriation has come under fire in recent years, though, and is now associated with exploitation and insensitivity. Meanwhile, just as concern for cultural respect has entered the public consciousness,…

“The Amy Cheong Saga: The Benefits of the Temporal Panopticon” by Kwan Jin Yao

Approximately twenty-two hours. That was how fast it took the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to dismiss senior employee Miss Amy Cheong, after she had published offensive, racist Facebook posts. Beyond expressions of discomfort by ordinary Singaporeans, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong—through a Facebook update of his own—condemned the comments, asserting that they “were just…

“The Internet and Memorialisation: A Case Study of 9/11 Internet Memorials” by Chan Khai Ern, Edwin

Memorialisation, or the commemoration and remembrance of past events, has traditionally been done, at least in part, through the building of specific structures—physical memorials—with the sole purpose of remembering past events or individuals. Now, the arrival of the Internet has resulted in a growing number of new forms of memorials—digital and internet memorials. These range…