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By Ytasha L. Womack

ISBN-10: 1613747993

ISBN-13: 9781613747995

Comprising parts of the avant-garde, technological know-how fiction, state-of-the-art hip-hop, black comix, and photograph novels, Afrofuturism spans either underground and mainstream popular culture. With a twofold goal to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists try to collapse racial, ethnic, and all social obstacles to empower and loose participants to be themselves. This booklet introduces readers to the burgeoning artists developing Afrofuturist works, the background of innovators some time past, and the wide variety of topics 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' will.i.am, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged via African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, issues diversity from the "alien" event of blacks in the USA 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, supply a firsthand examine this attention-grabbing circulate.

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In the three or four decades that have witnessed the growth of the role concept, a number of developments have taken place-developments that make role theory more useful, particularly as a source of concepts for interpreting social processes. When Linton (1936) employed the dual terms, status and role, he was interested in accounting for social organization and conduct of preliterate societies. The practice of regarding such societies as frozen in time led ethnologists to employ role as the more-or-Iess mechanical performance of a status-occupant.

It is a radical departure from current tradition even to suggest that we return to humanistic scholarship for our guiding metaphors and our methods of constructing knowledge. If we look upon social drama as the most appropriate metaphor for role transition, then we are constrained to employ the notion of historical narrative. ) Like Biblical interpretation and literary criticism, our task is to pry into the text (whether written, spoken, or enacted) and construct an interpretation that illuminates our search for wisdom.

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