Black Space

Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004. Gates, Henry Louis. The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ...

Black Space

Science fiction film offers its viewers many pleasures, not least of which is the possibility of imagining other worlds in which very different forms of society exist. Not surprisingly, however, these alternative worlds often become spaces in which filmmakers and film audiences can explore issues of concern in our own society. Through an analysis of over thirty canonic science fiction (SF) films, including Logan's Run, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Gattaca, and Minority Report, Black Space offers a thorough-going investigation of how SF film since the 1950s has dealt with the issue of race and specifically with the representation of blackness. Setting his study against the backdrop of America's ongoing racial struggles and complex socioeconomic histories, Adilifu Nama pursues a number of themes in Black Space. They include the structured absence/token presence of blacks in SF film; racial contamination and racial paranoia; the traumatized black body as the ultimate signifier of difference, alienness, and "otherness"; the use of class and economic issues to subsume race as an issue; the racially subversive pleasures and allegories encoded in some mainstream SF films; and the ways in which independent and extra-filmic productions are subverting the SF genre of Hollywood filmmaking. The first book-length study of African American representation in science fiction film, Black Space demonstrates that SF cinema has become an important field of racial analysis, a site where definitions of race can be contested and post-civil rights race relations (re)imagined.

Devaluing Black Space

Black Locations as Targets of Housing and Environmental Discrimination Courtney Marie Bonam. prototypically White? If yes, are the most prototypically Black spaces devalued to a greater extent than the less prototypically Black spaces?

Devaluing Black Space

Do spaces have races? Why might space-race associations matter? Across four studies, participants attached racial meaning to a range of locations, as well as negatively stereotyped and reported feeling less connected to Black spaces in particular. Negative stereotyping and lack of connection to Black space explained why these spaces experienced both housing and environmental discrimination. Studies 1 and 2 participants generated raced spaces and then rated the extent to which they thought of these locations (i.e. inner cities, suburbs) as White or Black. The more Black spaces were, the less White they were, showing participants made clear distinctions between these two types of spaces. Further, the Black spaces were rated more negatively than the White spaces, showing participants devalued Black space. Study 3 expanded this finding by manipulating the race of one location—a house for sale by a Black or White family. Participants gave the Black house, relative to the White, a lower evaluation (i.e. they thought it was worth less and were less eager to move there). The Black house received this lower evaluation because participants negatively stereotyped it. They imagined the neighborhood surrounding it to be lower quality than the neighborhood they imagined around the White house (i.e. less safe, lower quality schools and municipal services). Additionally, participants reported feeling less connected to the neighborhood around the Black house, which also helped to explain its lower evaluation. Study 4 participants again discriminated against Black space—this time in the environmental domain. Participants read a proposal to place a potentially polluting chemical plant near a majority Black or White neighborhood. They reported less opposition to this plant when the nearby neighborhood was Black. This Black space received less environmental protection because participants were more likely to think it already housed other industrial facilities (industrial space stereotype) and again because they reported feeling less connected to it. These results are important not only because they expand theory on racial discrimination, stereotyping, and sense of place, but also because they provide an enhanced understanding of the causal role race plays in producing and maintaining disparities in access to high quality, healthy living spaces.

Black Spaces

I explore the 'unthought' aspects of black/Black spaces in everyday social contacts, emerging cultural consciousness and forms of trans-ethnic solidarity, the relational place of Italy-Africa as a product of Italian colonialism in ...

Black Spaces

Black Spaces examines how space and place are racialized, and the impacts on everyday experiences among African Italians, immigrants, and refugees. It explores the deeply intertwined histories of Africa and Europe, and how people of African descent negotiate, contest, and live with anti-blackness in Italy. The vast majority of people crossing the Mediterranean into Europe are from West Africa and the Horn of Africa. Their passage is part of the legacy of Italian and broader European engagement in colonial projects. This largely forgotten history corresponds with an ongoing effort to erase them from the Italian social landscape on arrival. Black Spaces examines these racialized spaces by blending a critical geographical approach to place and space with Afro-Pessimist and critical race perspectives on the lived experiences of Blackness and anti-blackness in Italy.

Across Black Spaces

So, all of the aforementioned quotes begin within the context of historically configured Black space. They don't exhaust the complexity or nuance of Black spaces, but each one points to what I would deem important Black ...

Across Black Spaces

Across Black Spaces gathers and builds on a diverse array of essays and interviews by American philosopher and leading public intellectual George Yancy. Within this multidisciplinary framework are works from The New York Times, The Guardian, and other major media outlets which have drawn international acclaim for their spotlight on vicious racial tensions in American academia and society at large. With this collection of revised and updated works, Yancy engages a vast scope of social, political, historical, linguistic, and philosophical themes that together illustrate what it means to be Black in America. Four sections of the book engage, first, moral outrage at contemporary ethical crises; second, the search for identity and value of vulnerability; third, the history and present values of Black and Africana philosophy; and fourth, the essential role of African American language in understanding Black lived experience. Representing twenty years of persistent inquiry and advocacy, Across Black Spaces celebrates Yancy's undeniable importance in American intellectual progress and essential social change.

Dialectics of Space and Place across Virtual and Corporeal Topographies

majority black citizenry is an integral correlation. This association, however, is an incomplete expression of the complexity, the contradictions, and the multidimensionality of these urban black spaces. So, how are we to conceptualize ...

Dialectics of Space and Place across Virtual and Corporeal Topographies


Color for the Sciences

The all important spaces are the space of beams S and the metameric black space K. The black space is a linear subspace of the space of beams . The space of beams is just physics ( radiant power spectra ) , and the black space is a ...

Color for the Sciences

A comprehensive introduction to colorimetry from a conceptual perspective.

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra Book 13

Exegesis of ITs SUBDIvisions (13.4.3.3.3.2] The latter, the classification, comprises (i) the black space speaking in terms of the absence of causes (13.4.3.3.3.2.1); (ii) the variegated space speaking in terms of diversity ...

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra  Book 13

Chöying Tobden Dorje's magnum opus presented in English for the first time, in an authoritative translation prepared under the auspices of well-known and highly respected Tibetan teachers and translators. In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time. Book 13 presents the philosophical systems of India and Tibet, according to the writings of Longchen Rabjam and the revelations of Orgyan Lingpa. First, it discusses the views attributed to classical Hinduism, Jainism, materialism, and nihilism. Second, it describes the standpoints of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika exponents of the lesser vehicle, exemplified by pious attendants and hermit buddhas, and the Cittamatra (“mind only”) and Madhyamaka (“middle way”) commentators of the great vehicle, exemplified by great bodhisattva beings. Third, it analyzes the inner and outer vehicles of the Buddhist tantras, with an emphasis on the three classes of the great perfection. Fourth, it documents the lines of philosophical transmission within Tibet, including Bon, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Kadampa, and Geluk. It concludes with an extract from a well-known treatise of the Fifth Dalai Lama, applying the techniques of consequential reasoning to the first chapter of Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Phenomenology.

The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness

Black space. The first type of longis what is called the long without cause. It is also called black long, or black space. In Tibetan, black space is long nakpo gyu mepa. Long means "space” as we now know, nakpo means “black,” gyu means ...

The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness

Compilation of Ch'ogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajradhatu Seminary teachings in three volumes.

The Future is Black

Wilderson once said, with the utmost sincerity, “I'm interested in doing theoretical work that helps Black people shit on ... The second is Black educational fugitive space, which has grown out of my own experiences as a Black girl (and ...

The Future is Black

The Future is Black presents Afropessimism as an opportunity to think in provocative and disruptive ways about race, racial equality, multiculturalism, and the pursuit of educational justice. The vision is not a coherent, delimited conversation, but a series of experiences with Afropessimism as a radical analytic situated within critical Black studies. Activists, educators, caregivers, kin, and all those who love Black children are invited to make sense of the contemporary Black condition, including a theorization of Black suffering, Black fugitivity, and Black futurity. These three concepts provide the foundation for the book's inquiry, and contribute to the examination of Black educational opportunity, experience, and outcomes. The book not only explores how schooling becomes complicit in, and serves as, a site of Black material and psychic suffering, but also examines the possibilities of education as a site of fugitivity, of hope, of escape, and as a space within which to imagine an emancipation yet to be realized.

Colour Perception

of the colour-matching matrix is 3, the null space (metameric black space) has dimension N − 3, whereas fundamental space has dimension 3, that is the same dimension as colour space. Fundamental space and black space together span the ...

Colour Perception

Colour has long been a source of fascination to both scientists and philosophers. In Colour Perception: Mind and the physical world, leading scholars from cognitive psychology, philosophy, neurophysiology, and computational vision provide an overview of the contemporary developments in our understanding of colour. Written in a non-technical style and accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, the book will provide an invaluable resource for researchers in colour perception and the cognitive sciences.

How to Be an Antiracist

the individual and not the White space ? How many times did I generalize the error in the Black space — in the Black church or at a Black gathering — and blame the Black space instead of the individual ? How many times did I have a bad ...

How to Be an Antiracist

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. Praise for How to Be an Antiracist “Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . . How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR “Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”—Time

The Total Novice s Guide To UFOs

Are There Really Two Space Programs? This is an excellent question. And the true answer is very difficult to accept. Yes, there are two space programs: a “black space program” and a “white space program”. The black space program has ...

The Total Novice   s Guide To UFOs

“You are to be commended on such a great publication and I am humbled that you would even consider adding a few lines from one of my books," --Paul Hellyer Former Canadian Minister of National Defense “. . . this brilliantly produced book not only serves as a superb introduction to the subject but covers some fascinating and important new material for the aficionados.” --Timothy Good, Leading Authority on UFOs and Best-selling Author “I offer my gratitude to you, not only for the “heavy” copy of your book, but also the “light” that the content provides. You and your colleagues can be congratulated for your excellent summary of the history, and probable significance, of the ET presence on Earth. Love & light," --R. Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D., Famed Hypnotherapist and Consultant to Linda Moulton Howe “Also of interest is a chapter that discusses the “Skunk Works” (the advanced aircraft manufacturing division of Lockheed), and the shocking statements made by its former president, Ben Rich. These statements, which were confirmed by the author who was present at Rich’s March 23, 1993 UCLA presentation . . . Readers of this book would do well to consider the staggering implications of Rich’s comments, and their potential transportation and clean energy applications for this world.” --Michael Schratt, Military Aerospace Historian, Artist and Reviewer, Open Minds magazine ARE UFOs REAL? FINALLY, A GUIDE FOR THOSE WITH OPEN MINDS This is the revised and expanded 2nd edition (2015) of the original book written for the novice and for the more knowledgeable as well. 60+ new, color illustrations. New sections document the Hudson Valley triangular craft, Area 51/S4 hangar details, articles by the former Canadian Minister of Defense, the Hon. Paul Hellyer, and disclosures by US Air Force generals, American and Canadian scientists. Join the author, T. L. Keller, on a voyage to otherworldly places and understand the reality of UFOs, alien beings and how they get from wherever they are to planet Earth. This book is part of The Total Novice's Guide series of books intended for those who know little or nothing about a particular subject, have open minds and want to know more. * In this fascinating and informative read, you will be escorted through the Roswell and other incidents involving crashed alien spaceships. Read about Project Galileo, and testimony from government officials, as well as 10 former, military whistle-blowers who have had first-hand experiences with the unknown. * Get the latest inside information on the above-top secret, US government anti-gravity and flying disc program that has been fifty years in the making. * Learn about super secret, Area 51/S4; understand "Missing Time", and the true nature of human abductions. You will learn how alien vehicles travel here; and, more importantly, why they are here. Read how you will be impacted when the reality of UFOs and alien beings becomes known to the world. And it may be just around the corner...

Crossing Bar Lines

The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space James Gordon Williams. common discourse that reduces Black life to associations with the “tragic” and the “elegiac.”67 For Moten “the break” is an imagined space that existed before the ...

Crossing Bar Lines

In Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space James Gordon Williams reframes the nature and purpose of jazz improvisation to illuminate the cultural work being done by five creative musicians between 2005 and 2019. The political thought of five African American improvisers—trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Ambrose Akinmusire, drummers Billy Higgins and Terri Lyne Carrington, and pianist Andrew Hill—is documented through insightful, multilayered case studies that make explicit how these musicians articulate their positionality in broader society. Informed by Black feminist thought, these case studies unite around the theory of Black musical space that comes from the lived experiences of African Americans as they improvise through daily life. The central argument builds upon the idea of space-making and the geographic imagination in Black Geographies theory. Williams considers how these musicians interface with contemporary social movements like Black Lives Matter, build alternative institutional models that challenge gender imbalance in improvisation culture, and practice improvisation as joyful affirmation of Black value and mobility. Both Terence Blanchard and Ambrose Akinmusire innovate musical strategies to address systemic violence. Billy Higgins’s performance is discussed through the framework of breath to understand his politics of inclusive space. Terri Lyne Carrington confronts patriarchy in jazz culture through her Social Science music project. The work of Andrew Hill is examined through the context of his street theory, revealing his political stance on performance and pedagogy. All readers will be elevated by this innovative and timely book that speaks to issues that continue to shape the lives of African Americans today.

The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945

Just as Sun Ra's response to the Black Power call and response “What time is it? Nation Time” was to declare “It's Planet Time” (the name of his 1973 album), Mor, in this poem, makes the move to outer space, ...

The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945

This Companion casts post-1945 American poetry as a coherent literary movement, making the period's most difficult offerings comprehensible and accessible.

7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements

Black Space analysis is particularly convenient because rheological data needed for a mastercurve is directly measured in the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR), with no mathematical shifts required to account for time-temperature ...

7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements

In the recent past, new materials, laboratory and in-situ testing methods and construction techniques have been introduced. In addition, modern computational techniques such as the finite element method enable the utilization of sophisticated constitutive models for realistic model-based predictions of the response of pavements. The 7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking of Pavements provided an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge amongst experts involved in computational analysis, material production, experimental characterization, design and construction of pavements. All submitted contributions were subjected to an exhaustive refereed peer review procedure by the Scientific Committee, the Editors and a large group of international experts in the topic. On the basis of their recommendations, 129 contributions which best suited the goals and the objectives of the Conference were chosen for presentation and inclusion in the Proceedings. The strong message that emanates from the accepted contributions is that, by accounting for the idiosyncrasies of the response of pavement engineering materials, modern sophisticated constitutive models in combination with new experimental material characterization and construction techniques provide a powerful arsenal for understanding and designing against the mechanisms and the processes causing cracking and pavement response deterioration. As such they enable the adoption of truly "mechanistic" design methodologies. The papers represent the following topics: Laboratory evaluation of asphalt concrete cracking potential; Pavement cracking detection; Field investigation of pavement cracking; Pavement cracking modeling response, crack analysis and damage prediction; Performance of concrete pavements and white toppings; Fatigue cracking and damage characterization of asphalt concrete; Evaluation of the effectiveness of asphalt concrete modification; Crack growth parameters and mechanisms; Evaluation, quantification and modeling of asphalt healing properties; Reinforcement and interlayer systems for crack mitigation; Thermal and low temperature cracking of pavements; and Cracking propensity of WMA and recycled asphalts.

God the Spirit God the Father God the Son

uter space is a vast boundless immense dark black space. Deep and beyond is blackness boundless space. So black that the color blue is in the black space beyond vastness. The blackness gives way to a slight movement in space, ...

God the Spirit  God the Father  God the Son

This book is about God the Spirit, God the Father, and God the Son, and the early beginnings and the creation of the opposite, even angels.

Keepin It Hushed

paint in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) is a drop of Black paint, and just as Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark (1992) unveils ... Such a gesture moves hush harbors as Black space from the mere sociological to the theoretical.

Keepin  It Hushed

Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Me and My House

The fictional-autobiographical-intertextual-musical black space of Just Above is where Baldwin theorizes such a recasting of Foucault's 1960s model by means of alternative representations of domesticity.103 Baldwin's literary model ...

Me and My House

The last sixteen years of James Baldwin's life (1971–87) unfolded in a village in the South of France, in a sprawling house nicknamed “Chez Baldwin.” In Me and My House Magdalena J. Zaborowska employs Baldwin’s home space as a lens through which to expand his biography and explore the politics and poetics of blackness, queerness, and domesticity in his complex and underappreciated later works. Zaborowska shows how the themes of dwelling and black queer male sexuality in The Welcome Table, Just above My Head, and If Beale Street Could Talk directly stem from Chez Baldwin's influence on the writer. The house was partially torn down in 2014. Accessible, heavily illustrated, and drawing on interviews with Baldwin's friends and lovers, unpublished letters, and manuscripts, Me and My House offers new insights into Baldwin's life, writing, and relationships, making it essential reading for all students, scholars, and fans of Baldwin.

Pegasus In Space

With a grand gesture, the Chief waved him forward, keenly anticipating that the kid would draw back in horror as he caught sight of wide-open, black space. Of course the net was there and the area floodlit so the full impact was reduced ...

Pegasus In Space

Peter Reidinger was the most brilliant and powerful telepath and telekinetic yet discovered on earth.He was also barely fifteen years old and a paraplegic who 'moved' his body through kinesis.When the telepaths of earth suspected a plot to take over Padrugoi, the newly manned space station, they realised they needed his unique gifts to foil the insane plans of Barchenka, the space construction manager, but even they didn't realise how strong were his abilities to 'read' the minds of those about him and move heavy loads over vast distances. As his career progressed, so his talents increased beyond the dreams of those trying to reach out into space.Peter Reidinger was going to be the salvation of man's exploration of the stars. And even as he became the most important man on earth, so his friendship with the tiny orphan girl found in the floods of Bangladesh grew and flourished.For Amariyah too had psychic gifts which no-one, at first, could define.But these 'special' people were constantly at risk - hated and feared by the avaricious, the evil and the ignorant, whose constant ambition was to destroy Peter Reidinger and those like him.

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

A1; William J. Broad, “First U.S. Black in Space,” New York Times, August 31, 1983, p. B6; photo caption “Challenger, Bluford: Another first” in Sharon Begley, “NASA's Nighttime Spectacular,” Newsweek, September 5, 1983, p.

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

An exploration of the changing conceptions of the Space Shuttle program and a call for a new vision of spaceflight. The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her career examining the Space Shuttle program, uses this iconic vehicle to question over four decades’ worth of thinking about, and struggling with, the meaning of human spaceflight. She examines the ideas, images, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, journalists, and others sought to communicate rationales for, or critiques of, the Space Shuttle missions. At times concurrently, the Space Shuttle was billed as delivery truck and orbiting science lab, near-Earth station and space explorer, costly disaster and pinnacle of engineering success. The book’s multidisciplinary approach reveals these competing depictions to examine the meaning of the spaceflight enterprise. Given the end of the Space Shuttle flights in 2011, Neal makes an appeal to reframe spaceflight once again to propel humanity forward. “Neal may be the one person who knows the space shuttle program better than the astronauts who flew this iconic vehicle. Her book casts new light on the program, exploring its cultural significance through a thoughtful analysis. As one who lived this history, I gained much from her broader perspective and deep insights.”—Kathryn D. Sullivan, retired NASA astronaut and former Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “A much needed look at how to create a cultural narrative for human spaceflight that resonates with millennials rather than the Apollo generation. Quite valuable.”—Marcia Smith, Editor, SpacePolicyOnline.com