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Lachlan Brown on Tue, 9 Jul 2002 20:11:02 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] [publications] Fwd Social Text 20.2 : Afrofuturism

This special issue guest edited and introduced by Alondra Nelson explores
futurist themes, sci-fi imagery, and technological innovation in African
diasporic culture. Contributors approach this under-explored theme 
a variety of angles: as a novel frame of reference for visual culture;
as fiction of the near-future; as poetry; as new forms of black subjectivity;
as new narratives about the digital revolution; and as the imagining of
future directions in African diasporic studies. Alexander G. Weheliye
rethinks the category of the posthuman. Ron Eglash historicizes the nerd,
while Anna Everett shows how the African diaspora prefigures the Inernet.
Kali Tal explores the utopian vision of black militant near-future fiction,
whose heir apparent, Nalo Hopkinson, is interviewed by Alondra Nelson.
The esthetic possibilities of this project are evident in poetry by Tracie
Morris, and the images of Tana Hargest and Fatimah Tuggar. 

It should now be in stock in bookstores and you can also check it out online
(via Project Muse) at


Social Text 20.2, Summer 2002 

Nelson, Alondra. 
Introduction: Future Texts
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Computers and civilization. 
Cyberspace -- Social aspects. 
Tuggar, Fatimah. 
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Tuggar, Fatimah. Spinner and the spindle [visual works] 
Tuggar, Fatimah. Village spells [visual works] 
Tuggar, Fatimah. In touch [visual works] 
Weheliye, Alexander G. 
"Feenin": Posthuman Voices in Contemporary Black Popular Music
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Hayles, N. Katherine. How we became posthuman: virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics. 
Eshun, Kodwo. More brilliant than the sun: adventures in sonic fiction. 
Blacks -- Music -- History and criticism. 
Popular music -- History and criticism. 
Eglash, Ron, 1958- 
Race, Sex, and Nerds: From Black Geeks to Asian American Hipsters
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Technology and civilization. 
Group identity -- United States. 
Racism -- United States. 
Masculinity -- United States. 
Popular culture -- United States. 
Tal, Kal. 
That Just Kills Me: Black Militant Near-Future Fiction
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Science fiction, American -- African American authors -- History and criticism. 
Black power in literature. 
Masculinity in literature. 
Morris, Tracie. 
Poetry: AfroFuture--Dystopic Unity, Vertical, Mother Earth
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Hopkinson, Nalo. 
Nelson, Alondra. 
Making the Impossible Possible: An Interview with Nalo Hopkinson
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Hopkinson, Nalo -- Interviews. 
Science fiction, English -- Black authors -- History and criticism. 
Fantasy in literature. 
Blacks in literature. 
Hargest, Tana. 
Bitter Nigger Inc.
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Race awareness in art. 
Digital art -- Political aspects -- United States. 
Everett, Anna, 1954- 
The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Afrocentricity and the Digital Public Sphere
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Internet -- Social aspects -- United States. 
African Americans -- Communication. 
African American press. 
Electronic publishing -- United States. 

Lachlan Brown

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