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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 22, 2015

Kenneth Hartvigsen
Pages 55-66
DOI: 10.5840/raven2015223

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Kanye West, Brad Paisley, and Contemporary Confederate-Flag Discourse in Popular Music Iconography

This article examines the surprising use of Confederate flag in American popular music, particularly in the music and merchandise of Kanye West, in a period when this design is otherwise witnessing a great deal of negative attention on the national level.