Does "economies of race" mean "formation and systematic existence of racism"?


The camerawork and editing create a dynamic space that impinges on the viewer’s physicality, so that one loses the distance that might normally be implied by the framing of a fight. This phenomenological presentation of blackness in which it becomes an incorporative space is something that McQueen extended into later work, in which black bodies are shown in documentary narratives that make us question our implications in histories and
economies of race.

cattttDoes "economies of race" mean "formation and systematic existence of racism"?

No. You are reading a PhD writing to confuse other PhDs and make them pretend to understand her so they don't look stupid. OK, maybe that was a bit harsh. You are reading a PhD trying to extend the limits of what we can think about, and she is bound to step in a hole now and then. She does what they all do, redefine a word without telling us. When she says "economy", she is talking about exchange—of psychic power, of images, of concepts—a give and take with losses and gains like a monetary economy has. People interact on the basis of race, and art therefore does.