Final Project on thugs

The word thug has been thrown around loosely lately. I decided to create a video on this very topic to discuss the different meanings of the word and usage. Using video clips and commentary I try to find out who, when, where, and how the word thug is used. In hopes to get a deeper understanding about how words fit into culture and implant the images that are associated with them.

 

Click for video

 

Primary Sources:

Thuggee Project Podcast – Youtube by MicahCraig79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RitZ7OtNx9U

JOHN BOWKER. “ṭhag. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. 1997. Encyclopedia.com. 22 Apr. 2014 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

 

Slim Thug CNN interview – courtesy of CNN OutFront via Youtube by TheAdviseShowTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNMzpZmK5gY

2Pac on the definition of thuglife – Youtube by Makaveli The Don Killuminati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8Hv0ImG4Y

Thompson,Rhema. “UF Linguistics Expertt Discusses The Evolution of ‘Thug’. WJCT News

http://news.wjct.org/post/uf-linguistics-expert-discusses-evolution-thug

Hear what you want- youtube by Beats by Dre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HESJgpYYUyM

Background sources:

http://regressing.deadspin.com/the-word-thug-was-uttered-625-times-on-tv-yesterday-150609831

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/richard-sherman-is-right-thug-is-the-new-n-world.html

http://gawker.com/how-richard-sherman-became-americas-newest-thug-1505228178

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/02/03/140203taco_talk_davidson

http://gawker.com/how-richard-sherman-became-americas-newest-thug-1505228178

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s