Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack

By Ytasha L. Womack

Comprising components of the avant-garde, technological know-how fiction, state-of-the-art hip-hop, black comix, and image novels, Afrofuturism spans either underground and mainstream popular culture. With a twofold target to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists try to collapse racial, ethnic, and all social obstacles to empower and loose members to be themselves. This e-book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists developing Afrofuturist works, the heritage of innovators some time past, and the big variety of matters they discover. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of solar Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas', to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged via African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, issues variety from the "alien" event of blacks in the US to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. Interviews with rappers, composers, musicians, singers, authors, comedian illustrators, painters, and DJs, in addition to Afrofuturist professors, offer a firsthand examine this interesting circulate.

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So, too, local public employment expanded rapidly - to provide services and jobs particularly in the wake of black violence wh ich erupted summer after summer in the late 1960s. Harsher methods of social control were also adopted as cities expanded their arsenals and the number of men who could use them. More public jobs, public services, public participation and public force - through these means, cities attempted to maintain social control. Chapter 6 analyzes the impact of corporate and union power in shaping local War on Poverty policy.

The eoineidenee of eorporate or union power and loeal eonditions affeeting their interests shapes eentral eity poliey. Thus power not only shapes poliey, but poliey-making. The fusion ofloeal eorporate or union power and interest will produee different patterns of poliey than either eould produee alone. 1. The top entry in eaeh box refers to the observable empirieal indieator. The bottom entry refers to the unobservable theoretical variable. The model has three observable elements: loeal eonditions, the loeal presenee of national eorporations or labor unions, and loeal polieies.

2. Previous research (Friedland, 1977) indicates a strong relationship between the number of corporate headquarters situated in a central city and the number of locally owned plants in that city, as weil as the number of large financial intermediaries. In addition, cities with a larger number of corporate headquarters were also more likely to have exclusive upper-class clubs, social registers and foundations, social institutions of importance to corporate power. 3. 44). 4. In the analyses that follow, the impact of corporate and union power are measured separately.

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