Afrofuturism: Past, Present, & Future
Afrofuturism, a transdisciplinary sub-genre of Science Fiction, represents the changing relations of science as it pertained to African American history and future history. Due to sociological factors and norms, a trend of under-representation has been persistent within the areas of Science Fiction, media, and popular culture. Focusing on short stories, novels, contemporary comics, and various films with an Afrofuturistic core, this blog aims to show how African American characters are viewed and represented across media. Each of the primary and scholarly sources, provides an examination of stereotypes and challenges that are factors as to why African Americans are portrayed in a context that is mainly negative and deleterious to the fictional past and future histories, in contrast to how Euro-American characters are portrayed. Within the examination, there will be evidence proving that Euro-American people are privileged over African Americans within Science Fiction. Although the reasons for this privileging varies, the oppression that characterizes contemporary society is most forcefully reduced when the subordinated African Americans don’t accept their social status as inevitable, thus leading to the creation of what is known as Afrofuturism. Starting with the Golden Age of Science Fiction to current, this blog aims to create an Afrofuturistic timeline starting with the early 1930s works of Science Fiction and beyond.
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