Raging Boy

Loose Threads & Sources Cited

Here are some of the simple thoughts I didn't have the space to address during my main project. They may be fleshed out later if I come back to this project:

The Youtube Gaze:
Is it worth exploring the gaze of the algorithm from the perspective of Laura Mulvey? Is the algorithm's perverse attraction to certain content worth personifying as a masculine, Othering gaze?

The Digital Athlete as Cyborg:
In scanning bibliographies, I came across this delightful article by Rayvon Fouché, titled "Aren't athletes cyborgs?: Technology, bodies, and sporting competitions." While I did not have the time to weave in as much analysis of the digitized body as I would have liked, the article itself is fascinating and surely worth exploring further.

Sources Cited:

Alexander, Jonathan, and Elizabeth Losh. “‘A YouTube of One’s Own?’: ‘Coming Out’ Videos as Rhetorical Action.” 2009 <www.academia.edu/2283222/A_YouTube_of_Ones_Own_Coming_Out_Narratives_as_Rhetorical_Action>.

Boellstorff, Tom, et al. Ethnography and Virtual Worlds a Handbook of Method. Princeton University Press, 2012.
García, Justin D. “Boxing, Masculinity, and Latinidad: Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, and Raza Representations.” Journal of American Culture, vol. 36, no. 4, 2013.
Hall, Stuart. “Encoding/Decoding.” Media Studies: A Reader, Edinburgh University Press, 1996, pp. 41–49.
hooks, bell. “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance.” de.ryerson.ca/DE_courses/uploadedFiles/6052_Arts/CSOC202/Modules/Module_00/eating the other.pdf.
Koerber, Brian. “Logan Paul Wishes His Fans Were Older. They're Not.” Mashable, Mashable, 1 Feb. 2018, <mashable.com/2018/02/01/logan-paul-young-fans-demograpphic/#8bye2KqChEq2>.
Marwick, Alice E. “Instafame: Luxury Selfies in the Attention Economy.” Public Culture, vol. 27, no. 1 75, 1 Jan. 2015, pp. 137–160., <read.dukeupress.edu/public-culture/article/27/1 (75)/137/31071/Instafame-Luxury-Selfies-in-the-Attention-Economy>.
Marwick, Alice E. Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, & Branding In The Social Media Age. Yale University Press, 2015.
Mason, Corinne Lysandra. “Tinder and Humanitarian Hookups: the Erotics of Social Media Racism.” Feminist Media Studies, vol. 16, no. 5, 2016, pp. 822–837., doi:10.1080/14680777.2015.1137339.
Massanari, Adrienne. “#Gamergate and The Fappening: How Reddit’s Algorithm, Governance, and Culture Support Toxic Technocultures.” New Media & Society, 2015, pp. 1–18., doi:0.1177/1461444815608807.
Messner, Michael. “Masculinities and Athletic Careers.” Gender & Society, vol. 3, no. 1, Mar. 1989, pp. 71–88.
Perrie, Stewart. “YouTuber Logan Paul Loses Tens Of Thousands Of Potential Subscribers Over Suicide Video.” LADbible, LADbible. <http://Www.ladbible.com/Assets/Images/Theme/Logo-Blk.png, 2 Jan. 2018, www.ladbible.com/news/technology-news-logan-paul-loses-tens-of-thousands-of-potential-subscribers-over-video-20180102>.
Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York University Press, 2018.


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