This is the final assignment for Popular Culture (Humanity) class. Please write a 3 to 4 paragraph essay for each of the following questions.
1 )Identify and describe how representations of GLBT people within American cinema have changed over the years. What role did the Hays Code play in shaping these images and how did its repeal in the late 1960s affect the content of Hollywood films in the 1970s, 1980s and today?
2) What is cultural appropriation? Identify and describe some examples of cultural appropriation that reinforce dominant power dynamics around race, class, and gender, and some examples of cultural appropriation that subvert or challenge these dynamics?
For question #2, you will want to use specific examples in order to highlight particular cultural works and how they reinforce or challenge dominant ideas around race, class, and gender. The examples you use can come from the book, class lectures, or subculture presentations.