The Resource Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis, (electronic resource)

Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis, (electronic resource)

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Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination
Title
Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination
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Kristen Lillvis
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Language
eng
Summary
Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination examines the future-oriented visions of black subjectivity in works by contemporary black women writers, filmmakers, and musicians, including Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Julie Dash, and Janelle Monáe. In this innovative study, Kristen Lillvis supplements historically situated conceptions of blackness with imaginative projections of black futures. This theoretical approach allows her to acknowledge the importance of history without positing a purely historical origin for black identities. The authors considered in this book set their stories in the past yet use their characters, particularly women characters, to show how the potential inherent in the future can inspire black authority and resistance. Lillvis introduces the term "posthuman blackness" to describe the empowered subjectivities black women and men develop through their simultaneous existence within past, present, and future temporalities. This project draws on posthuman theory-an area of study that examines the disrupted unities between biology and technology, the self and the outer world, and, most important for this project, history and potentiality-in its readings of a variety of imaginative works, including works of historical fiction such as Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Morrison's Beloved. Reading neo-slave narratives through posthuman theory reveals black identity and culture as temporally flexible, based in the potential of what is to come and the history of what has occurred
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Midwest
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Lillvis, Kristen
Dewey number
810.9/928708996073
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Future, The, in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780820351230
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12442966
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MWT12442966
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820351230
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442966
Publisher number
MWT12442966
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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