Palgrave Studies in Sound

Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies

Culture, Technology, and Things to Come

Authors: Steinskog, Erik

  • A timely and ambitious text founded on contemporary interests in scholarly and media/artistic production
  • Uniquely focuses upon the the sonic in Afrofuturism
  • Contributes a necessary engagement with race within sound studies 
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This book interrogates the meeting point between Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies. Whereas Afrofuturism is often understood primarily in relation to science fiction and speculative fiction, it can also be examined from a sonic perspective. 
The sounds of Afrofuturism are deeply embedded in the speculative – demonstrated in mythmaking – in frameworks for songs and compositions, in the personas of the artists, and in how the sounds are produced. In highlighting the place of music within the lived experiences of African Americans, the author analyses how the perspectives of Black Sound Studies complement and overlap with the discussion of sonic Afrofuturism. Focusing upon blackness, technology, and sound, this unique text offers key insights in how music partakes in imagining and constructing the future. 
This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of sound studies, musicology and African American studies.

About the authors

Erik Steinskog is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Erik's work primarily deals with twentieth and twenty-first century music, with an approach inspired by interdisciplinary cultural studies. He also works with parallels between music and other means of expression, as well as how an understanding based in afrofuturism can go into dialogue with other perspectives and other musical expressions, so far less understood in relation to afrofuturism.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies

    Steinskog, Erik

    Pages 1-36

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  • Blackness, Technology, and the Changing Same

    Steinskog, Erik

    Pages 37-74

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  • Space and Time

    Steinskog, Erik

    Pages 75-108

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  • Vibrations, Rhythm, and Cosmology

    Steinskog, Erik

    Pages 109-138

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  • Interstellar Space, Outer Space and Inner Space

    Steinskog, Erik

    Pages 139-174

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66040-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies
Book Subtitle
Culture, Technology, and Things to Come
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sound
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66041-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66041-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66040-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 241
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