Friday, January 16, 2009

Notorious B.U.M.

Arbitrarily searching "related videos" on youtube and discovered this video of a homeless man rapping for $2 in the parking-lot of a fast-food restaurant. I am ambivalent about the video's implicit voyeurism of poverty as a kind of spectacle, and yet it also displays the ways in which struggling people can produce meanings for themselves in the face of the difficulties of survival.

Dignity is a concept concocted of middle class anxieties.

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