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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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