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The Construction of Black Male Identity in Black Action Films of the Nineties

Kenneth Chan
Cinema Journal
Vol. 37, No. 2 (Winter, 1998), pp. 35-48
DOI: 10.2307/1225641
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225641
Page Count: 14
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The Construction of Black Male Identity in Black Action Films of the Nineties
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Abstract

In five recent black action films designed for crossover appeal, such factors as capitalism and the drug trade, racial self-hatred, and the geopolitics of ghetto space have influenced the construction of a 1990s black male identity.

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