Afrofuturism And Black SF

October 25th, 2007 | researchmaterial

Article by Mark Bould – The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF.

Isiah Lavender?s idea of the ?ethnoscape? proposes a new way of looking at sf. In producing an estranged world, the sf author can formulate an imaginary environment so as to foreground the intersection of race, technology, and power; likewise, the reader of any text can transform its contours by a similar foregrounding of the text?s treatment of these discourses. Focusing on the ethnoscape transforms the perceived object…


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