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Master of Arts (MA)
Film, Video & Digital Imaging
This project examines the relationship between melodrama, sport, and race. It particularly focuses on Colin Kaepernick’s athletic activism and the many melodramatic media moments surrounding his controversy (initial protest, media reaction, Nike advertisement response). I use genre theory, media framing theory, and cultural studies theories to examine contemporary American athletic activism and its melodramatic mode.
Kaufman, Dafna, "Fear Eats the Soul: American Melodrama and African-American Sports Activism." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2019.
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