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Jewish Girls

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Published on 29 Dec 2006

for more information on this video please visit:
http://mayatalk.wordpress.com/2009/05...

Acciones Plásticas was originally conceived as an interactive performance piece meant to combat stereotypes affecting young women. Modeled after low-quality videos blogs, Jewish Women, Jewish Girls, The Club, and Latina Role Model each feature a woman whose life is defined by societal expectations. The videos were strategically placed on popular social networking sites, including YouTube and MySpace. The layout of YouTube contextualized the videos and framed them with user comments and similarly tagged user content. Jewish Girls was picked up by a popular left-wing Jewish blogging site Jewschool, and soon entered the Jewish Blogosphere where it was referred to as the JAP. This repositioning shifted the focus from the portrayal of multiple interwoven identities to a depiction of the Jewish American Princess. The JAP became how people knew my work, validating me while simultaneously conflating my identity with that of this particular character... (more: http://blog.mayaescobar.com/2009/05/1...)

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