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The Black Imagination Science Fiction And The Speculative

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Author: Sandra Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317982150
Size: 54.42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 170
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The Black Imagination Science Fiction And The Speculative

by Sandra Jackson, The Black Imagination Science Fiction And The Speculative Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Black Imagination Science Fiction And The Speculative books, This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism – literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected work of Nalo Hopkinson; the utopian and dystopian impulse in the work of W.E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler; Derrick Bell’s Space Traders; the Star Trek Franchise; female protagonists through the lens of race and gender in the Alien and Predator film franchises; science fiction in the Caribbean Diaspora; commentary on select African films regarding near-future narratives; as well as a science fiction/speculative literature writer’s discussion of why she writes and how. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities: An International Journal.




The Black Imagination Science Fiction Futurism And The Speculative

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Author: Sandra Jackson
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433112423
Size: 27.23 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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The Black Imagination Science Fiction Futurism And The Speculative

by Sandra Jackson, The Black Imagination Science Fiction Futurism And The Speculative Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Black Imagination Science Fiction Futurism And The Speculative books, The Black Imagination, Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative is a critical collection that covers a broad spectrum of works (literary and cinematic) and issues from a range of writers, directors, and artists who claim the sci-fi, spec fic, Afro-futurist genres. This anthology extends the discursive boundaries of science fiction by examining iconic writers like Octavia Butler, Walter Mosley, and Nalo Hopkinson through the lens of ecofeminist veganism, post-9/11 racial geopolitics and the effect of the computer database on human voice and agency. Contributors expand what the field characterizes as speculative fiction by examining for the first time the vampire tropes present in Audre Lorde's poetry and by tracing her influence on the horror fiction of Jewelle Gomez. The collection moves beyond exploration of literary fiction to study the Afro-futurist representations of Blacks in comic books, in the Star Trek franchise, in African films, and in blockbuster films like Independence Dray, I Robot, and I am Legend.




The Dark Fantastic

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Author: Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479806072
Size: 22.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The Dark Fantastic

by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, The Dark Fantastic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dark Fantastic books, Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Rue from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC’s Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. In response, Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities. Through fanfiction and other modes of counter-storytelling, young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences, their own lives. As Thomas powerfully asserts, “we dark girls deserve more, because we are more.”




Speculative Blackness

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Author: André M. Carrington
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452949751
Size: 80.63 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Speculative Blackness

by André M. Carrington, Speculative Blackness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Speculative Blackness books, In Speculative Blackness, André M. Carrington analyzes the highly racialized genre of speculative fiction—including science fiction, fantasy, and utopian works, along with their fan cultures—to illustrate the relationship between genre conventions in media and the meanings ascribed to blackness in the popular imagination. Carrington’s argument about authorship, fandom, and race in a genre that has been both marginalized and celebrated offers a black perspective on iconic works of science fiction. He examines the career of actor Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed the character Uhura in the original Star Trek television series and later became a recruiter for NASA, and the spin-off series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, set on a space station commanded by a black captain. He recovers a pivotal but overlooked moment in 1950s science fiction fandom in which readers and writers of fanzines confronted issues of race by dealing with a fictitious black fan writer and questioning the relevance of race to his ostensible contributions to the 'zines. Carrington mines the productions of Marvel comics and the black-owned comics publisher Milestone Media, particularly the representations of black sexuality in its flagship title, Icon. He also interrogates online fan fiction about black British women in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Harry Potter series. Throughout this nuanced analysis, Carrington theorizes the relationship between race and genre in cultural production, revealing new understandings of the significance of blackness in twentieth-century American literature and culture.




The Black Speculative Arts Movement

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Author: Reynaldo Anderson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149851054X
Size: 47.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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The Black Speculative Arts Movement

by Reynaldo Anderson, The Black Speculative Arts Movement Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Black Speculative Arts Movement books, The Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design is a 21st century statement on the intersection of the future of African people with art, culture, technology, and politics. This collection enters the global debate on the emerging field of Afrofuturism studies with an international array of scholars and artists contributing to the discussion of Black futurity in the 21st century. The contributors analyze and respond to the invisibility or mischaracterization of Black people in the popular imagination, in science fiction, and in philosophies of history.




Birthing Justice

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Author: Julia Chinyere Oparah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317277201
Size: 55.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Birthing Justice

by Julia Chinyere Oparah, Birthing Justice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Birthing Justice books, There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.




Dark Horizons

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Author: Tom Moylan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415966139
Size: 77.21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Dark Horizons

by Tom Moylan, Dark Horizons Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dark Horizons books, This collection of essays draws out the ways in which contemporary science fiction literature and film has served as a prophetic vehicle for writers with ethical and political concerns.




Black And Brown Planets

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Author: Isiah Lavender III
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626743061
Size: 69.34 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Black And Brown Planets

by Isiah Lavender III, Black And Brown Planets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Black And Brown Planets books, Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore science fiction worlds of possibility (literature, television, and film), lifting blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. This collection considers the role of race and ethnicity in our visions of the future. The first section emphasizes the political elements of black identity portrayed in science fiction from black America to the vast reaches of interstellar space framed by racial history. In the next section, analysis of indigenous science fiction addresses the effects of colonization, helps discard the emotional and psychological baggage carried from its impact, and recovers ancestral traditions in order to adapt in a post-Native-apocalyptic world. Likewise, this section explores the affinity between science fiction and subjectivity in Latin American cultures from the role of science and industrialization to the effects of being in and moving between two cultures. By infusing more color in this otherwise monochrome genre, Black and Brown Planets imagines alternate racial galaxies with viable political futures in which people of color determine human destiny.