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Back There: Finding Polity in New Jack City
Version 1 : Received: 19 March 2021 / Approved: 25 March 2021 / Online: 25 March 2021 (15:09:38 CET)
How to cite: Matthews, F. Back There: Finding Polity in New Jack City. Preprints 2021, 2021030630 Matthews, F. Back There: Finding Polity in New Jack City. Preprints 2021, 2021030630
Cinematic texts provide narrative insights into lived experiences. This paper uses a qualitative, content analysis of New Jack City to explore how conservative partisanship affected the African American diaspora during the Reagan Era. I explore how the characterizations and contexts of marginalized personae reflect social scripts and invoke judicial tropes to convey hegemonic institutions. Given the prevalent conditions respective to sociology and psyche, policy is embodied through micro- and macro-phenomena. While the former relates to individual narratives of personal capacity and agency, the latter concerns historical events and precedents.
New Jack City; textual analysis; neoliberalism; polity
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