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Mapping the Hood: The Genealogy of City Space in "Boyz N the Hood" and "Menace II Society"

Paula J. Massood
Cinema Journal
Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter, 1996), pp. 85-97
DOI: 10.2307/1225757
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225757
Page Count: 13
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Mapping the Hood: The Genealogy of City Space in "Boyz N the Hood" and "Menace II Society"
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Abstract

Images of the city in the two films reveal it as both utopia and dystopia and as a primary metaphor for the African American experience.

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