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AVAG Spring Week 7

(PDF Document) Lecture presentation

AVAG Early Hip Hop mixtape

(Image file) New York City Map


Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style (London: Routledge, 2002). Especially Chapter 6 - 'Subculture: The Unnatural Break'. Also available as ebook HERE.
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, 'The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception' from Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944).
Theodor Adorno, 'Culture Industry Reconsidered' in New German Critique, 6, Fall 1975, 12-19.
Thomas Andrae, 'Adorno on film and mass culture: The culture industry reconsidered' in Jump Cut, no. 20, 1979, pp. 34-37
Richard Dyer, ‘In Defense of Disco’ in Gay Left, Issue 8, 1979. Also in Richard Dyer, Only Entertainment (London, Routledge, 2002). Available HERE.
Richard Dyer, 'Entertainment and Utopia' from Bill Nichols (ed.) Movies and Methods Vol. II (London: University of California Press, 1985). Also available HERE.
Jeff Chang, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation (New York: Picador, 2006)
Murray Forman & Mark Anthony Neal (eds.), That's the Joint!: the Hip-hop Studies Reader (London: Routledge, 2004). ML 3531.R6
Tim Strode & Tim Wood (eds.), The Hip Hop Reader (New York: Pearson Longman, 2008). ML 3531.H58
Melvin Donalson, Hip Hop in American Cinema (New York: Peter Lang, 2007). PN 3256.H46
Emmett G. Price III, Hip Hop Culture (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006). ML 3531.P7


Wild Style (Charlie Ahearn, 1983) - DVD1764 in Library Short Loan
Style Wars (Tony Silver, 1983)
Beat Street (Stan Lathan, 1984)
Breakin' (Joel Silberg, 1984)
Downtown '81 (Edo Bertoglio, 2001)
Krush Groove (Michael Schultz, 1985)
Fame (Alan Parker, 1980)
Streetdance 3D (Giwa and Pasquini, 2010)

Other sources

Feature on the animated title sequence of Wild Style: HERE