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Black and brown planets : the politics of race in science fiction

Author: Isiah Lavender, III.
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2014]
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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 explore science fiction worlds of possibility, lifting blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. This collections considers the role of race and  Read more...
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Black and brown planets.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2014]
(DLC) 2014024501
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isiah Lavender, III.
ISBN: 9781628461237 1628461233 9781496807755 1496807758
OCLC Number: 878837772
Description: viii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : coloring science fiction / Isiah Lavender III --
The Bannekerade : genius, madness, and magic in black science fiction / Lisa Yaszek --
"The best is yet to come", or, Saving the future : Star trek : deep space nine as reform astrofuturism / De Witt Douglas Kilgore --
Far beyond The star pit : Samuel R. Delany / Gerry Canavan --
Digging deep : ailments of difference in Octavia Butler's "The evening and the morning and the night" / Isiah Lavender III --
The laugh of Anansi : why science fiction is pertinent to black children's literature pedagogy / Marleen S. Barr --
Haint stories rooted in conjure science : indigenous scientific literacies in Andrea Hairston's Redwood and wildfire / Grace L. Dillon --
Questing for an indigenous future : Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony as indigenous science fiction / Patrick B. Sharp --
Monteiro Lobato's O presidente negro (The black president) : eugenics and the corporate state in Brazil / M. Elizabeth Ginway --
Mestizaje and heterotopia in Ernest Hogan's High Aztech / Lysa M. Rivera --
Virtual reality at the border of migration, race, and labor / Matthew Goodwin --
A dis-(oreint)ation : race, technoscience, and The windup girl / Malisa Kurtz --
Reflections on "yellow, black, metal, and tentacled," twenty-four years on ; Yellow, black, metal, and tentacled : the race question in American science fiction / Edward James --
"The wild unicorn herd check-in" : the politics of race in science fiction fandom / Robin Anne Reid.
Responsibility: edited by Isiah Lavender III.
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