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
About The Blog Bio. But if this cinema is to exist, sustain itself, even thrive it must do as Diawara says. 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 spectators. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email alerts New issue alert. Problems of Identification and Resistance: Dominant cinema is so good, and so universal that it is imposed, engraved even, on the rest of the spectatkrship to the point of colonial self-loathing.
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I do want to point out, however, that essays can be written at-length on the issue because of gaping absences and omissions of Diawra and formulaic treatments of Blackness—or any underrepresented identity—on the whole.
Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? In this article I posit the interchangeability of the terms “Black spectator” and “resisting diawarra as an heuristic device to imply that just as some Blacks identify with Hollywood’s images of Blacks, some White spectators, too, resist the racial representations of dominant cinema.
kanthia Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. You are commenting using your WordPress. First Published 18 August Whenever Blacks are represented in Hollywood, and sometimes when Hollywood omits Blacks from its films altogether, there are spectators who denounce the result and refuse to suspend their disbelief.
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Don’t have an account? The manner in which Black spectators may circumvent identification and resist the persuasive elements of Hollywood narrative and spectatprship informs both a challenge to certain theories of spectatorship and the aesthetics of AfroAmerican independent cinema.
In the film, one white man kills 6, Africans. Manthia Diawara; Black Spectatorship: 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. Meta Register Log in. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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. It must fully complicate and problematize every questionable representation.
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