Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film / Edition 1

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Overview

Analyzing many of the most popular and influential science fiction films of the past five decades, this book presents the most comprehensive work to date on how race and "blackness" are imagined in science fiction film.
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Ed Guerrero
Black Space stands as fresh, insightful work that fills an obvious and significant gap in the critical and theoretical discussion of the African American absence/presence (along with the broader issues of race and difference) in science fiction cinema. Besides the occasional anthology essay or journal article, I can think of no work by a single author that presents such sustained, 'cover to cover' discussion of this vital and underexplored area in black representation.
Ed Guerrero, New York University, author of Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film and Do the Right Thing
Ed Guerrero
Black Space stands as fresh, insightful work that fills an obvious and significant gap in the critical and theoretical discussion of the African American absence/presence (along with the broader issues of race and difference) in science fiction cinema. Besides the occasional anthology essay or journal article, I can think of no work by a single author that presents such sustained, 'cover to cover' discussion of this vital and underexplored area in black representation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292717459
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

ADILIFU NAMA is Assistant Professor in the Pan African Studies Department of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Northridge.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Structured Absence and Token Presence
Chapter 2. Bad Blood: Fear of Racial Contamination
Chapter 3. The Black Body: Figures of Distortion
Chapter 4. Humans Unite! Race, Class, and Postindustrial Aliens
Chapter 5. White Narratives, Black Allegories
Chapter 6. Subverting the Genre: The Mothership Connection
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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