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Unformatted text preview: Images, Power, and Politics
Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee (1989) Keywords
Representation Mimesis Denotative Connotative Positivism Myth Semiotics Ideology Double-Consciousness
“double-consciousness... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body," W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk Crisis of identity & Spike Lee “Simplistic binary oppositions” traps Black people (especially Black intellectuals) in the very logic that dehumanizes them, Cornell West "the film denies the problematical nature of identity and offers a simplistic view that would have skin color be allencompassing,” bell hooks Icons?
Mother Sister Radio Raheem Da Mayor Smiley Jade Sal Pino & Vito Mister Senor Love Daddy Buggin’ Out Dude in Larry Bird Jersey Bodega Owners Police Sweet Dick Willie & Friends Tina… Hector? ...
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