Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Publisher

Washington State University Press

Source Publication

Western Journal of Black Studies

Source ISSN

0197-4327

Abstract

This paper examines how racialized knowledge is reproduced through film. Through an analysis of twenty blaxploitation films, this paper examines how gendered and sexualized discourses are used to shape Black identity. Discussed are the two typologies of queer images found within these films, the jester and the scoundrel, and how these images are used to frame Black identities. Consequently, we argue that queer images in blaxploitation films contribute to how racialized knowledge is produced.

Comments

Published version. Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Spring 2013): 28-38. Publisher link. © 2013 Washington State University Press. Used with permission.

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