Event Title

Redemption and Ridicule: Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Western/Haitian Diasporic Understanding of Celebrity Activism in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Presenter Information

Elena Martinez

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Communication Studies

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Bradford Owen

Start Date

2-27-2013 1:40 PM

End Date

2-27-2013 5:20 PM

Abstract

A textual analysis was conducted of US news representatives of American celebrity activism in Haiti as well as online discussion by the Haitian Diaspora concerning the same relief work, themes of representation and identified and postcolonial implications are discussed.

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Redemption and Ridicule: Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Western/Haitian Diasporic Understanding of Celebrity Activism in Post-Earthquake Haiti

RM 215-218

A textual analysis was conducted of US news representatives of American celebrity activism in Haiti as well as online discussion by the Haitian Diaspora concerning the same relief work, themes of representation and identified and postcolonial implications are discussed.