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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Citing articles via Web of Science ScreenVolume 29, Issue 4, 1 OctoberPages 66—79, https: Furthermore, one can certainly understand how this form of spectatorship can and should extend to other forms of popular culture. You could not be signed in.

But if this cinema is to exist, sustain itself, diawarx thrive it must do as Diawara says.

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Film distribution in Greece: Not only is Little Colonel a fake father and hero, but the Black experience is rendered absent in the text. 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.


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About The Blog Bio. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 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.

Email diawqra New issue alert. 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. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Therefore, as consumers, we should constantly analyze and critique popular culture.


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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Don’t have an account? 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, too, resist the racial representations spfctatorship dominant cinema.

As such, the goal of Resisting Spectator is to do just that: