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Multicultural Film African Americans in Film
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Vietnam War (1964-1975) Cultural battles on the home front Civil rights movement Civil Rights Act (1964) Voting Rights Act (1965) Civil Rights Act (1968)
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Women’s Liberation Movement A re-examination of traditional gender interaction What gender inequalities remained in the 1960s? Betty Friedan, NOW
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New Developments Reliable oral contraceptive (1960) Loretta Lynn, “ The Pill” (1974) Legalization of abortion (1973) Higher education
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Hollywood and Social Development Women: portrayed as sexually liberated or aggressive True happiness found only in the home Youth: in search of sex and cheap thrills
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Counterculture Avoidance of issues Gradually catering to
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Unformatted text preview: younger viewers • Increase of “exploitation” films: sex, violence, drugs, disobedient youth • Ratings system Cornel West “Race and Modernity” Cornel West: Academic, agitator, commentator African-American advocate and critic “Councillor West” in Matrix films Origins of Modern Racism White Supremacy from Enlightenment “Objective” study of races • Greek/Roman ideal Phrenology, physiognomy Racial superiority Sharon L. Jones “From Margin to Centre” Portrayals of black women are not neutral • Reflective of stereotypes and prejudices “Mammy” figures Blaxploitation films • Pam Grier The Help (2011)...
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