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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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 spectatorshp experiences of Black spectators.
Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Furthermore, one can certainly understand how this form of spectatorship can and should extend to other forms of popular culture. In the film, one white man kills 6, Africans.
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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. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. 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.
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