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Articles tagged "VMA"

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The Self  •  October 17, 2013  •  by Christian Loggins

Miley Cyrus & The Spectacular Appropriation Of Ratchet Culture

After watching the VMA performance of Miley Cyrus, I can’t say I was too surprised. For a while now Miley Cyrus has been appropriating ratchet culture – an ideology birthed in urban America. What did surprise me was the myopic nature of the wave of backlash and criticism this performance elicited. First, many commentators who…

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The Self  •  September 16, 2013  •  by Holly Green

Post-Disney Sexual Anarchy

For the past few weeks, no news forum – paper or electronic – has been free of the rumours of Miley Cyrus’s impending collapse into sexual anarchy. From the gossip pages of The Sun (which is, come to think of it, most of The Sun’s pages) to the more genteel corners of The Guardian blogs,…