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Afrofuturism 2.0 : the rise of astro-blackness / edited by Reynaldo Anderson and Charles E. Jones.

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  • ISBN: 9781498510509
  • ISBN: 1498510507
  • ISBN: 9781498510523
  • ISBN: 1498510523
  • Physical Description: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : The rise of Astro-Blackness / Reynaldo Anderson and Charles E. Jones -- Part I. Quantum visions of futuristic blackness : Cyborg grammar?: Reading Wangechi Mutu's Non je ne regrette rien through Kindred / Tiffany E. Barber -- Afrofuturism on web 3.0: vernacular cartography and augmented space / Nettrice R. Gaskins -- The real ghosts in the machine: Afrofuturism and the haunting of racial space in I, robot and DETROPIA / Ricardo Guthrie -- Part II. Planetary vibes, digital ciphers, and hip hop sonic remix : The Armageddon effect: Afrofuturism and the chronopolitics of Alien Nation / tobias c. van Veen -- Afrofuturism's musical princess Janelle MonĂ¡e: psychedelic soul message music infused with a sci-fi twist / Grace D. Gipson -- Hip hop holograms: Tupac Shakur, technological immortality, and time travel / Ken McLeod -- Part III. Forecasting dark bodies, Africology, and the narrative imagination : Afrofuturism and our old ship of Zion: the Black church in post-modernity / Andrew Rollins -- Playing a minority forecaster in search of Afrofuturism: where am I in this future, Stewart Brand? / Lonny Avi Brooks -- Rewriting the narrative: communicology and the speculative discourse of Afrofuturism / David DeIuliis and Jeff Lohr -- Africana women's science fiction and narrative medicine: difference, ethics, and empathy / Esther Jones -- "To be African is to merge technology and magic": an interview with Nnedi Okorafor / Qiana Whitted.
Summary, etc.:
"The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the North American-African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word 'afrofuturism' in 1993, Alondra Nelson--as a member of an online forum--along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting that '[a]frofuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe analysis, criticism, and cultural production that addresses the intersections between race and technology.' Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness represents a transition from previous ideas related to afrofuturism that were formed in the late 20th century around issues of the digital divide, music, and literature. Afrofuturism 2.0 expands and broadens the discussion around the concept to include religion, architecture, communications, visual art, and philosophy and reflects its current growth as an emerging global Pan African creative phenomenon"-- Back cover.
Subject: Afrofuturism.
Blacks in popular culture > History > 21st century.
African Americans in popular culture > History > 21st century.
Blacks > Race identity > 21st century.
African Americans > Race identity > 21st century.
Afrocentrism > History > 21st century.
Future, The, in popular culture.
Technology in popular culture.
Science fiction > Social aspects.
Civilization, Western > African influences.

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