Coming of Age in the Hood: The Diasporic Youth Film and Questions of Genre

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The chapter examines contemporary Turkish German, Maghrebi French and British Asian films depicting the identity struggles of children and adolescents from ethnic minority backgrounds. Applying a quintessentially American critical paradigm, genre criticism, to European diasporic coming-of-age films, the chapter explores to what extent these films conform to the generic conventions of the youth film (including African American 'hood films' of the 1990s) and how they contribute to the extension and hybridisation of the youth film (or 'teenpic') genre.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Cinema in Motion
Subtitle of host publicationMigrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe
EditorsDaniela Berghahn , Claudia Sternberg
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-27898-1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2010

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