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  Why Breakin'It Down? Ashley Grisso developed a curriculum for middle school-aged girls to deconstruct music videos in the Mission District of San Francisco. The focus was gender stereotypes, though race, class and American consumerism were explored. A short video documentary (Tascone, Grisso) and Master's thesis were created in response to the research. Excerpts follow:  

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