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Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

André M. Carrington

Abstract

Speculative Blackness analyzes works of speculative fiction—encompassing science fiction, fantasy, utopia, and their fan cultures—that illustrate the relationship between genre conventions in popular media and the meanings ascribed to blackness in the popular imagination. Rather than simply criticizing images of blackness in the genre, this book highlights the role of race thinking in previous authors’ accounts of the genre, emphasizing how the notion of genre itself is racialized. This book contributes to literary criticism, cinema and media studies, and American Studies by initiating a new c ... More

Keywords: literary and cultural criticism, black studies, african american studies, speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, racial identity, cultural production, cultural politics, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678952
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André M. Carrington, author
Drexel University

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