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The Resource Speculative blackness : the future of race in science fiction, André M. Carrington

Speculative blackness : the future of race in science fiction, André M. Carrington

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Speculative blackness : the future of race in science fiction
Title
Speculative blackness
Title remainder
the future of race in science fiction
Statement of responsibility
André M. Carrington
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Carringtons 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.--Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrington, André M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
C37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Science fiction, American
  • Race in literature
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • American fiction
  • Race in literature
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science-Fiction
  • Schwarze
  • Rasse
  • USA
Label
Speculative blackness : the future of race in science fiction, André M. Carrington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the whiteness of science fiction and the speculative fiction of blackness -- Josh Brandon's blues: inventing the black fan -- Space race woman: Lieutenant Uhura beyond the bridge -- The immortal storm: permutations of race in Marvel comics -- Controversy and crossover in milestone media's icon -- The golden ghetto and the glittering parentheses: the once and future Benjamin Sisko -- Dreaming in color: racial revisions in fan fiction -- Coda
Control code
904715629
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780816678969
Lccn
2015008724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904715629
Label
Speculative blackness : the future of race in science fiction, André M. Carrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the whiteness of science fiction and the speculative fiction of blackness -- Josh Brandon's blues: inventing the black fan -- Space race woman: Lieutenant Uhura beyond the bridge -- The immortal storm: permutations of race in Marvel comics -- Controversy and crossover in milestone media's icon -- The golden ghetto and the glittering parentheses: the once and future Benjamin Sisko -- Dreaming in color: racial revisions in fan fiction -- Coda
Control code
904715629
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780816678969
Lccn
2015008724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904715629

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