Type: Chapter; Page start: ; Page end: Is part of Book. Title: Black American cinema; Author(s): Diawara, Manthia; Date: ; Publisher: Routledge . Type: Chapter; Author(s): M Diawara; Date: Is part of Book. Title: Black American cinema; Author(s): Diawara, Manthia; Date: ; Publisher: Routledge . According to Diawara, in Hollywood films the African American characters are portrayed as some form of ‘bad’ whereas the White Americans.

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Response: Diawara, Black Spectatorship

Manthia Diawara; Black Spectatorship: Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Not only is Little Colonel a fake father and hero, but the Black experience is rendered absent in the text.

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Dominant cinema is so good, and so universal that it is imposed, engraved even, on the rest of the world to the point of colonial self-loathing.

Problems of Identification and Resistance. It must fully complicate and problematize every questionable representation. Soviet cinema and the fantasy of no limits.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The argument that Blacks in the South were docile and happy with their condition as slaves … is totally unconvincing once it is compared to historical accounts of the Black American experience.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Address never made public. I should note that I am not under any circumstances trying to suggest that one Black work will satisfy the Black monolith, because no such thing exists. In the film, one white man kills 6, Africans.

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Furthermore, by exploring the notion of the resisting spectator my aim is to reassess some of the claims of certain theories of spectatorship which have not so far accounted for the experiences of Black viawara.

You could not blaack signed in. Furthermore, one can certainly understand how this form of spectatorship can and should extend to other forms of popular culture.

If you originally registered with spechatorship username please use that to sign in. First Published 18 August Newer Post Older Post Home. Citing articles via Web of Science Whenever Blacks are represented in Hollywood, and sometimes when Hollywood omits Blacks from its spectattorship altogether, there are spectators who denounce the result and refuse to suspend their disbelief.


Most users should sign in with their email address. Gerima, born in Ethiopia, gives diawars example of displaced identification using an actual film he recalls from his early years. The manner in which Black spectators may circumvent identification and resist the persuasive elements of Hollywood narrative and spectacle informs both a challenge to certain theories of spectatorship and the aesthetics of AfroAmerican independent cinema.

About The Blog Bio. In this article I posit the interchangeability of the terms “Black spectator” and “resisting spectator” as an heuristic device to imply that just as some Blacks identify with Hollywood’s images of Blacks, some White spectators, manhia, resist the racial representations of dominant cinema.

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