Wow, this video makes me curious about troublemaking and the queer or not-yet-heterosexual child. There seems to be a lot going on here. What are the troubling moments in this video (who does them, how are they troubling, is that troubling productive/disruptive/transformative)? What is the child doing when they dance to/get excited about the song? Are they disidentifying with or resignifying the "single lady" identity? What about the father--what do we make of his claim, at the end, that he is a "horrible father"? What sort of policing is happening/failing to happen in this moment? What can we do with this moment--can it be described outside of the narratives of the "child" and growing up (a la Stockton)?
Thanks for posting this, Sophie! How did you find it?
I'm pretty sure it was on Sociological Images (a treasure trove of troublemaking!)... after I finished laughing, I realized it was perfect for the class. :)
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