Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness (Hardcover)

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By Reynaldo Anderson (Editor), Charles E. Jones (Editor), Tiffany E. Barber (Contribution by)
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The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a member of an online forum, along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting that "AfroFuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe analysis, criticism and cultural production that addresses the intersections between race and technology." Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness represents a transition from previous ideas related to afrofuturism that were formed in the late 20th century around issues of the digital divide, music and literature. Afrofuturism 2.0 expands and broadens the discussion around the concept to include religion, architecture, communications, visual art, philosophy and reflects its current growth as an emerging global Pan African creative phenomenon.

About the Author

Reynaldo Anderson is associate professor of communications at Harris-Stowe State University. Charles E. Jones is professor and head of the Department of Africana Studies at University of Cincinnati.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781498510509
ISBN-10: 1498510507
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 16th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English