In Fictions Of Land And Flesh Mark Rifkin Explores The Impasses That Arise In Seeking To Connect Black And Indigenous Movements, Turning To Speculative Fiction To Understand Those Difficulties And Envision Productive Ways Of Addressing Them Against Efforts To Subsume Varied Forms Of Resistance Into A Single Framework In The Name Of Solidarity, Rifkin Argues That Black And Indigenous Political Struggles Are Oriented In Distinct Ways, Following Their Own Lines Of Development And Contestation Rifkin Suggests How Movement Between The Two Can Be Approached As Something Of A Speculative Leap In Which The Terms And Dynamics Of One Are Disoriented In The Encounter With The Other Futurist Fiction Provides A Compelling Site For Exploring Such Disjunctions Through Analyses Of Works By Octavia Butler, Walter Mosley, Nalo Hopkinson, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, And Others, The Book Illustrates How Ideas About Fungibility, Fugitivity, Carcerality, Marronage, Sovereignty, Placemaking, And Governance Shape The Ways Black And Indigenous Intellectuals Narrate The Past, Present, And Future In Turning To Speculative Fiction, Rifkin Illustrates How Speculation As A Process Provides Conceptual And Ethical Resources For Recognizing Difference While Engaging Across It.
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- 336 pages
- Fictions of Land and Flesh
- Mark Rifkin
- 10 December 2018 Mark Rifkin