Author Archives: Sade Smith

In Defense of Disco Response

In this article Richard Dyer discusses many different things but something I found interesting was the view of capitalism in disco. He points out that disco is “irredeemably capitalistic’ both in how it is produced and how it is expressed. … Continue reading

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The Audio-Visual iPod Response

Reading this article felt like I was reading about myself at times. Once, I put my headphones in the ‘real world’ is basically on mute. Bull quotes Urry in the reading, “Urban citizens frequently ignore the physical environment through which … Continue reading


Marketing, Gangnam Style Response

I think Dae Ryun Chang’s 3-point guideline for companies to follow to develop their own “Gangnam Style” is quite interesting. The first point “Make your product or brand more ownable” is different than what many companies are used to. The … Continue reading


Response to “DIY Democracy: The Direct Action Politics of US Punk” Response

Dawson Barrett’s article “DIY Democracy: The Direct Acton Politics of U.S Punk Collectives explains how the values of the punk market transcended over into politics. Barrett explains that those on the punk subculture aim to set themselves apart from the … Continue reading

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“Killing Me Softly” Cover Song Analysis

  Killing Me Softly, Cover Song Analysis The version of “Killing Me Softly” that many are familiar with was popularized by the Fugees in 1996; however, it was originally popularized by Roberta Flack in 1973 and it was initially titled … Continue reading


Project Pitch

For this assignment I thought it would be interesting to focus on the musical subculture of Korean Hip Hop. It has been gaining quite a bit of recognition internationally and it has been growing steadily over the past few years … Continue reading

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Paris is Burning and Subcultures Response

There were many points made throughout ‘The Social Logic of Subcultural Capital’ by Sarah Thornton that I found interesting. The chapter seemed to focus on explaining, the breakdown of what a subculture is and why it is that the youth … Continue reading

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