Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema / Edition 1

Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema / Edition 1

by S. Craig Watkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226874893

ISBN-13: 9780226874890

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In this book, S. Craig Watkins examines two of the most important developments in the recent history of black cinemathe ascendancy of Spike Lee and the proliferation of "ghettocentric films" like Boyz N the Hood and Menace II Society. Representing explores a distinct contradiction in American society: at the same time that black youth have become the targets of a…  See more details below

Overview

In this book, S. Craig Watkins examines two of the most important developments in the recent history of black cinemathe ascendancy of Spike Lee and the proliferation of "ghettocentric films" like Boyz N the Hood and Menace II Society. Representing explores a distinct contradiction in American society: at the same time that black youth have become the targets of a fierce racial backlash against crime, drugs, affirmative action, and rap music, their popular expressive cultures have become highly visible and commercially viable. Further, Watkins considers the imprint of black youth on the landscape of black filmmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226874890
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
870,132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Black Youth at Century's End1
1Social Conservatism and the Culture Wars17
2Black Youth and the Ironies of Capitalism50
3Black Cinema and the Changing Landscape of Industrial Image Making77
4Producing the Spike Lee Joint107
5Spike's Joint137
6Producing Ghetto Pictures169
7The Ghettocentric Imagination196
Epilogue: The Culture Industry and the Hip Hop Generation232
Notes245
Bibliography283
Index305

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