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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Taylor Swift 's Glamorization of Colonialism
Studying imperialism? Here's a interesting hook.
Taylor Swift's newest single, Wildest Dream, is set in 1950 in colonial Africa. Swift is dressed in colonial garb and "plays an actress who's having a love affair with her co-star in a film."
The problem, according to NPR, is that the video glamorizes colonialism.
"Critics took the video to task for its mainly white cast and for presenting a "glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa..."
Thanks to Bram Hubbell for posting the story on Facebook.