Lip dubbing on YouTube: Participatory culture and cultural globalization

  • Mark C. Lashley Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Keywords: Cultural imperialism

Abstract

In the phenomenon of lip dubbing online, music fans throughout the world mime along with their favorite (usually Western) pop songs, and distribute videos of the performances to web video sites like YouTube. Two popular examples of the form are examined: China's Back Dorm Boys, and Moymoy Palaboy, from the Philippines. The dozens of videos produced by each group speak to issues of cultural imperialism and globalization, as well as broader concerns about participatory culture within the YouTube space.

Author Biography

Mark C. Lashley, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Doctoral Candidate, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Published
2012-04-11
How to Cite
Lashley, M. (2012). Lip dubbing on YouTube: Participatory culture and cultural globalization. Transformative Works and Cultures, 11. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2012.0408
Section
Praxis