Hip Hop in American Cinema

Hip Hop in American Cinema

by Melvin Burke Donalson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820463450

ISBN-13: 9780820463452

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of graffiti writing, break dancing, rap music, clothing, and language, Hollywood movies have established hip hop as a desirable youth movement. This book

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Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of graffiti writing, break dancing, rap music, clothing, and language, Hollywood movies have established hip hop as a desirable youth movement. This book demonstrates how Hollywood studios and producers have exploited the profitable connection among rappers, soundtracks, and mass audiences. Hip Hop in American Cinema offers valuable information for courses in film studies, popular culture, and American studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820463452
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

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