Abstract

This essay examines the cultural specificity of the gangster genre. In hip-hop gangsta films, the inclusion of black women as central to the gangster business not only transforms the gangster genre but, more important, adheres to black cultural norms. The films New Jack City, Sugar Hill, and Set It Off serve as case studies.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 25-40
Launched on MUSE
2003-01-29
Open Access
No
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