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Boyz N the Hood

Boyz N the Hood A Colonial Analysis JAMES NADELL Florida International University several issues of are addressed John Although consequence by N The Hood media mainstream, Singleton’s Boyz ( 1991 ), capitalist has the sensational events sur- inquiry emphasized peripheral, the to the structural and film, rounding failing provide necessary contextual that merits. The raw human and analyses Boyz tragedy sears and the conscious- by Singleton energizes triumph depicted ness of the viewer. In order that this not be it energy squandered, must be channeled into a holistic of the understanding psychologi- economic/cultural matrix within which the cal/political/ phenome- in the film is out. This article will nology portrayed played attempt to the structural and contextual that have hereto- analyses provide further the didactic value fore been lacking, enhancing of Boyz long after its run in the theaters has drawn to a close. Three interwoven factors at the roots of the crises treated in lay the film: 1. The effects of Euro-American racist on demoralizing capitalism the material and existence of the African American psychosocial masses; 2. The low warfare the Euro-American state intensity waged by the Black liberation and apparatus against struggle; 3. in African American communities. Drugs the Let us consider http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Black Studies SAGE

Boyz N the Hood

Journal of Black Studies , Volume 25 (4): 18 – Mar 1, 1995

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0021-9347
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1552-4566
DOI
10.1177/002193479502500403
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Abstract

A Colonial Analysis JAMES NADELL Florida International University several issues of are addressed John Although consequence by N The Hood media mainstream, Singleton’s Boyz ( 1991 ), capitalist has the sensational events sur- inquiry emphasized peripheral, the to the structural and film, rounding failing provide necessary contextual that merits. The raw human and analyses Boyz tragedy sears and the conscious- by Singleton energizes triumph depicted ness of the viewer. In order that this not be it energy squandered, must be channeled into a holistic of the understanding psychologi- economic/cultural matrix within which the cal/political/ phenome- in the film is out. This article will nology portrayed played attempt to the structural and contextual that have hereto- analyses provide further the didactic value fore been lacking, enhancing of Boyz long after its run in the theaters has drawn to a close. Three interwoven factors at the roots of the crises treated in lay the film: 1. The effects of Euro-American racist on demoralizing capitalism the material and existence of the African American psychosocial masses; 2. The low warfare the Euro-American state intensity waged by the Black liberation and apparatus against struggle; 3. in African American communities. Drugs the Let us consider

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Journal of Black StudiesSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1995

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