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Title Where no Black woman has gone before : subversive portrayals in speculative film and TV / Diana Adesola Mafe.
Author Mafe, Diana Adesola.
Publication Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Edition First edition.
Description 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 791.4372 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index.
Contents Introduction : to boldly go -- Seeking a friend for the end of the world : 28 Days Later -- Last one standing : Alien vs. Predator -- The black Madonna : Children of Men -- Thank heaven for little girls : Beasts of the Southern Wild -- Intergalactic companions : Firefly and Doctor Who -- Coda : final frontiers.
Summary When Lieutenant Uhura took her place on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek, the actress Nichelle Nichols went where no African American woman has ever gone before. Yet several decades passed before many other black women began playing significant roles in speculative (i.e. science fiction, fantasy, and horror) film and television--a troubling omission, given that these genres offer significant opportunities for reinventing social constructs such as race, gender, and class. Challenging cinema's history of stereotyping or erasing black women on-screen, Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before showcases twenty-first-century examples that portray them as central figures of action and agency--back cover.
Subject Women, Black, in motion pictures.
Women on television.
Blacks on television.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Sex role on television.
Science fiction films -- History and criticism.
Fantasy films -- History and criticism.
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Science fiction television programs -- History and criticism.
Horror television programs -- History and criticism.
Fantasy television programs -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- History -- 21st century.
Television programs -- History -- 21st century.
Blacks on television. (OCoLC)fst00834035
Fantasy films. (OCoLC)fst00920825
Fantasy television programs. (OCoLC)fst00920918
Horror films. (OCoLC)fst00960370
Horror television programs. (OCoLC)fst00960449
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Science fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01108616
Science fiction television programs. (OCoLC)fst01108632
Sex role in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01114654
Sex role on television. (OCoLC)fst01114658
Television programs. (OCoLC)fst01147026
Women, Black, in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01905167
Women on television. (OCoLC)fst01178239
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781477315224 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1477315225 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781477315231 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1477315233 (paperback ; alkaline paper)

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 Macon AFR AMER Heritage  791.4372 M    CHECK SHELVES  (AFR AMER HIST)
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