Mako Fitts Ward

Mako Fitts Ward
Arizona State University | ASU · School of Social Transformation

PhD

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3 Research Items
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Education
August 1999 - December 2005
Arizona State University
Field of study
  • Justice Studies
August 1995 - May 1999
University of Southern California
Field of study
  • Political Science, Gender Studies

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Publications (7)
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The Black Radical Tradition has always captured the fluidity of life, death, and the afterlife of sustained modes of repression that propel Black bodies into hypervisible spectacles of existence. Using what Viviane Saleh-Hanna calls a “Black Feminist Hauntology,” this article draws from work on the temporality of white terrorism, necropolitical soc...
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This essay explores the contributions of Beyoncé to what I call “the New Niggerati,” a cadre of Black cultural producers engineering American popular culture. Their promotion of individual economic improvement is a discursive shift in Black music, a “dap” to advanced capitalism. Beyoncé's hegemonic power to move the culture places her at the apex o...
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bell hooks is one of the seminal feminist theoreticians whose body of work not only provides discursive understandings of intersectional modes of oppression, but also a conceptual roadmap for creating the material conditions that lead to social transformation. In this essay, I posit the formulation of a theory of transformative revolutionary action...
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This paper describes results from a qualitative study of the music video production industry and the creative process in rap music video production and artist marketing. Participant responses are presented in three areas: the music video production process, recent trends in rap music videos, and the music video set as a site of gender exploitation....
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Ethnicity-specific differences in body aesthetic ideals and body satisfaction have been cited as a potential explanation for interethnic differences in the prevalence and presentation of eating disorders. It has been widely hypothesized that such ethnically based differences in aesthetic body ideals mitigate cultural pressures that contribute to bo...
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This paper describes results from a qualitative study of the music video production industry and the creative process in rap music video production and artist marketing. Participant responses are presented in three areas: the music video production process, recent trends in rap music videos, and the music video set as a site of gender exploitatio...

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Editors: Mako Fitts Ward, Jennifer A. Sandlin, Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis, Christine L. Holman Forthcoming, DIO Press, November 2020 This book is a transdisciplinary collaboration among scholars committed to enhancing pedagogy through scholarly inquiry. This edited volume of scholarly and popular essays center the themes of justice and injustice and focus on how differently situated communities have been affected by and have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that highlight its disparate impacts while creating new possibilities for imagining more just structures and ways of living. Moreover, essays provide critical perspectives that advance inclusive, pluralistic modes of knowledge production.