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Unformatted text preview: 4.20 Readings • Watkins, Massood, Specter, Holmes Smit, Reid-Brinkley, Miller • Hood cinema genre [development; connection genres; time period] • Key features • Close reading of a scene from Menace II Society • The ghetto as construction [discursive space, blighted, discoursed] • Hip Hop industry as culture industry • Hip Hop mogul • Development and meaning of hip hop fashion Paula Massood: “Out of the Ghetto, into the Hood”- “New Black Realism”- Connection to blaxploitation- Distinguishes between “the ghetto” as portrayed in 1970s films and “the hood” of the 1990s. o Demonstrate political, economic, social and aesthetic changes during the time period- Shifts in LA; covers similar ideas as Robin Kelley in “Kickin’ Reality, Kickin’ Ballistics”- Films assume that audiences are familiar with certain visual signs and sounds of the urban landscape and hip hop music o Massood calls “gangsta iconography” Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Hip Hop-...
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- Spring '11
- Hip hop music, Paula Massood