Black on Black: Urban Youth Films and the Multicultural Audience

Black on Black: Urban Youth Films and the Multicultural Audience

by Celeste A. Fisher
     
 

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Images of violent black masculinity are not new in American culture, but in the late 1980s and early '90s, the social and economic climate in the country contributed to an unprecedented number of films about ghetto life. And while Hollywood reaped financial gains from these depictions, the rest of the country saw an ever widening 'opportunity gap' between marginalized… See more details below

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Images of violent black masculinity are not new in American culture, but in the late 1980s and early '90s, the social and economic climate in the country contributed to an unprecedented number of films about ghetto life. And while Hollywood reaped financial gains from these depictions, the rest of the country saw an ever widening 'opportunity gap' between marginalized groups and mainstream society, as well as an increase in juvenile violence. These events added to the existing discomfort of the viewing public with representations of young black males living in urban ghettos.

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ISBN-13:
9781461656883
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/03/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
1 MB

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