Constructing and Critiquing Interracial Couples on YouTube

Francesca Sobande

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Abstract

Over the last decade, interracial couples and families are increasingly depicted in media and marketing. They are a strong source of public discourse, including discussion about British royalty and race relations. As the number of interracial couples and mixed-race individuals rises, it is pertinent to understand their representation in changing media and marketplace contexts. The online video-sharing site YouTube hosts related digital content warranting further study. In particular, the phenomenon of YouTube video blogging (vlogging) enables documentation of the lives of various interracial couples. As such, this chapter analyzes the activities of high-profile interracial couple video bloggers (vloggers). It explores how and why interracial couple vlogs are connected to issues regarding race, gender, sexuality and the contemporary marketplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRace in the Marketplace – Crossing Critical Boundaries.
EditorsGuillaume D. Johnson, Kevin D. Thomas, Anthony K. Harrison, Sonya A. Grier
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9783030117108
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • couple
  • digital
  • family
  • internet
  • interracial
  • intersectionality
  • media
  • online
  • vlogger
  • YouTube

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    Sobande, F. (Accepted/In press). Constructing and Critiquing Interracial Couples on YouTube. In G. D. Johnson, K. D. Thomas, A. K. Harrison, & S. A. Grier (Eds.), Race in the Marketplace – Crossing Critical Boundaries. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11711-5