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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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. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. 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 manthiz the experiences of Black spectators. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Notify me of new comments via email. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Problems of Identification and Resistance Manthia Diawara. 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. Furthermore, one can certainly understand how this form of spectatorship can and should extend to other forms of popular culture.

The manner in which Black slectatorship 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.

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Gerima, born in Ethiopia, gives the example of displaced identification using an dizwara film he recalls from his early years. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

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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. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You could not be signed in. Diawara suggests that, to some degree, the terms resisting spectator and black spectator are interchangeable, for many African American filmgoers long have had to resist and negotiate with the ways in which they historically have been represented on the silver screen.

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Most users should sign in with their email address. I do want to point out, however, that essays can be written at-length on the issue because of gaping absences and omissions of Manthis and formulaic treatments of Blackness—or any underrepresented identity—on the whole. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sign In Forgot password?