In this text, S. Craig Watkins examines two of the important developments in the recent history of black cinema - the ascendancy of Spike Lee and the proliferation of ghettocentric films . The work explores a distinct contradiction in American society - at the same time that black youth have become the targets of a fierce racial backlash, their popular expressive cultures have become highly visible and commercially viable.
The University of Chicago Press
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Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
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University of Chicago Press
1 line drawing, 9 tables, notes, bibliography, index