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Breaking history

Breaking history - 2.9 Holman Breaking The History Both...

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2.9 Holman. “Breaking: The History” Both graffiti and break dancing are forms of claiming public space (ex. The fountain in Central Park) Holman gives us a colorful picture of “the scene” in the mid 1970’s The signs (or language) of breaking Incorporating early Africans and European dance forms (ex. Cake-walking and tapping) Connection between break dancing and gang culture in 1960’s-70’s (36-37) Battling as nonviolent competition; resolution of conflict - Forms of appropriation - Break dancing as a hybrid cultural form (influences from martial arts, gymnastics, and various cultural dances) What is youth? Typically refers to people between the ages of 14 and 21 Post-World War II category Result of economic growth, technological advancements, and changing morals Importance of mass entertainment in designating group Necessity for cheap labor pool (ex. Charity girls) - Suburbanization - Reliance on automobiles Consumer group Formation of American Youth
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