Mashing up, remixing, and contesting the popular memory of Hillary Clinton

Amber Davisson

Abstract


This essay looks at the viral video "Rebel Girl," released in 2015, which was produced by fans of Hillary Clinton. Following the trajectory of the video, one can see the potential for fan mashups to make arguments that subvert dominant narratives of public memory and, conversely, the way the way mainstream media moves to subsume outsider voices.

Keywords


Bikini Kill; Fan video; Politics; "Rebel Girl"

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2016.0965

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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