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The Resource Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life, Tavia Nyong'o

Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life, Tavia Nyong'o

Label
Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life
Title
Afro-fabulations
Title remainder
the queer drama of Black life
Statement of responsibility
Tavia Nyong'o
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong'o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of post-blackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960's and the intersectional activism of the present day, Afro-Fabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of traumatic loss, social death, and archival erasure. If black survival in an anti-black world often feels like a race against time, Afro-Fabulations looks to the modes of memory and imagination through which a queer and black polytemporality is invented and sustained. Moving past the antirelational debates in queer theory, Nyong'o posits queerness as "angular sociality, " drawing upon queer of color critique in order to name the gate and rhythm of black social life as it moves in and out of step with itself. He takes up a broad range of sites of analysis, from speculative fiction to performance art, from artificial intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. Reading the archive of violence and trauma against the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that have always been immanent to the fight and play of black life." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ochieng' Nyongó, Tavia Amolo
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.N4
LC item number
O25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Gays in the performing arts
  • Homosexuality in the theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • American drama
  • Gays in the performing arts
  • Homosexuality in the theater
  • United States
Label
Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life, Tavia Nyong'o
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a race against time? -- Critical shade : the angular logics of black appearance -- Crushed black : on archival opacity -- Brer soul and the mythic being : toward a queer logic of dark sense -- Deep time, dark time : anarchaeologies of blackness and brownness -- Little monsters : unsettling the sovereign wild -- Fabulous, formless : queer theory's dark precursor -- Habeas ficta : Afro-fabulation and the fictions of ethnicity -- Chore and choice : the depressed cyborg's manifesto -- Conclusion : for a critical poetics of Afro-fabulation
Control code
on1031956694
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781479888443
Lccn
2018021496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028714748
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life, Tavia Nyong'o
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a race against time? -- Critical shade : the angular logics of black appearance -- Crushed black : on archival opacity -- Brer soul and the mythic being : toward a queer logic of dark sense -- Deep time, dark time : anarchaeologies of blackness and brownness -- Little monsters : unsettling the sovereign wild -- Fabulous, formless : queer theory's dark precursor -- Habeas ficta : Afro-fabulation and the fictions of ethnicity -- Chore and choice : the depressed cyborg's manifesto -- Conclusion : for a critical poetics of Afro-fabulation
Control code
on1031956694
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781479888443
Lccn
2018021496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028714748
Other physical details
illustrations

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