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Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Lavender, Isiah (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 1628461233 / ISBN 13: 9781628461237
Editorial: Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2014
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256 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería z-1628461233

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Título: Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of ...

Editorial: Univ Pr of Mississippi

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Brand New

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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.

About the Author:

Isiah Lavender III, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an assistant professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Race in American Science Fiction.

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