Category Archives: 2009

February 18, 2015

Shamell Bell

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Major and Classification
American Studies & Ethnicity
Faculty Mentors

Lanita Jacobs-Huey, Ph.D.
Robin Kelley, Ph.D.
Shana Redmond, Ph.D.

Department

Anthropology, American Studies & Ethnicity, History

McNair Project
The Jerk ‘Movement’: Aesthetics and Identity in an Emergent Youth Dance Form
Abstract
This project explores, Jerkin’, a street dance form that has grown from modest beginnings by inner city Black youth in Los Angeles, California, to an international cultural phenomenon. I will

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