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the present day. She is the author of Lad Trouble. Masculinity and Identity in the British Male Confessional Novel and the co-editor of Moment to Monument. The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance (both published 2009). Rainbow, Adrian has been working as a lecturer at the University of Zurich since February 2009. His Habilitation project is titled Ecocriti- cism and the Canadian Visionaries. He holds a BA in English Litera- ture and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, an MA (English - Critical Theory) and a PhD (English) from the

Life is already science fiction-y enough, really. Just depends on what end of the telescope you happen to be peering through. We can’t right recollect at what point our tangential experience of Black Sci- ence Fiction coalesced into hard critical theory. Maybe it was the day Samuel Delany’s interstellar space-opera NOVA arrived in the mail via The Science Fiction Book Club of America. Or those mornings we woke up to find H. Rap Brown, El- dridge Cleaver or Stokely Carmichael sleeping on our mama’s living room couch in Dayton, Ohio. Or could it have been the

Stefanie Mayer. Schmincke, Imke (Dr. phil.) is assistant professor in the area of gender stud- ies at the Institute of Sociology, LMU Munich. She received her PhD from the University of Hamburg. Research interests: gender sociology, feminist and other critical theories, sociology of the body and sexuality, feminist movements. Recent publication: “Die Neue Frauenbewegung in den Medien,” in: Dorer, Jo- hanna/Geiger, Brigitte/Hipfl, Brigitte/Ratković, Viktorija (Hg.): Handbuch Medien und Geschlecht, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2019. Online first: https://link.sprin- ger

Critical Theories, Ox- ford: Blackwell. Fenton, Steve (2003): Ethnicity, Cambridge: Polity Press. Fredman, Sandra (2001): »Combating racism with human rights: the right to equality«, in: Dies. (Hg.), Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 9–44. Gardiner, Simon/Welch, Roger (2001): »Sport, racism and the limits of color- blind law«, in: Ben Carrington/Ian McDonald (Hg.), »Race«, Sport and Brit- ish Society, London: Routledge, S. 133–149. Gillborn, David (2005): »Education policy as an act of white supremacy: white- ness

). Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Associa- tion, ensured his followers that “we have a beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world” (Garvey 2012: 6). At the turn of the century, the avant-garde Italian social movement known as ‘Futurism’ attempted to revolutionize notions of the future in art, architecture, liter- ature, and culture. Believing that the reverential cult of tradition should die, they created manifestos, artwork, music, and critical theory to capture a future that was rapidly

” jobs. The review of gender-constructs and cultural-constructs is one chance of opening up better job opportunities for young women and of over- coming traditional perceptions of female and male spaces. Finally she fin- ished her talk with the well-known sentence that to educate a man, you only educate an individual, to educate a woman you educate a whole nation. SOCIAL NETWORKING 133 Figue 4 and 5: Conducting “Critical Theory” at the Women’s Forum in Sunyani The women clearly responded to this talk by pointing out the difficulties of the present situation

, Friedrich (1966): »Brief an Lawrow vom 12.-17. November 1875«. MEW 34, Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, S. 169-171. English, Daylanne K. (2004): Unnatural Selections. Eugenics in American Mo- dernism and the Harlem Renaissance, Chapel Hill: University of North Ca- rolina Press. Epstein, Barbara Leslie (1981): Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nine- teenth Century America, Middletown: Wesleyan University Press. Essed, Philomena/Goldberg, David Theo (2008): Race Critical Theories. Text and Context, Malden: Blackwell. Essien-Udom, E.U. (1962): Black Nationalism. A

, 2009) and co-editor of European Vi- sion. Small Cinemas in Transition (with Janelle Blankenship, 2015). His research interests include Marxism and the Frankfurt School, postcolonial studies, film histo- ry and theory, critical theories of race, silent cinema, the historical avant-gardes and political modernism. Nyong’o, Tavia, is Professor of African-American Studies, American Studies, and Theatre Studies at Yale University. His research interests include the cultural study of performance; black diasporic studies; Marxism and post-Marxism; queer and feminist

), who work in a philosophical groove with Muñoz, Fred Moten, and others for whom a black Deleuze is not a contradiction in terms. I’m also mindful of indigenous cri- tiques of Deleuze, especially most recently Jodi Byrd, who passionately critiques the production of ‘postructural Indians without ancestry’ (2011). The project of de- 180 | TAVIA NYONG’O crypting blackness intends to restore this relationship to ancestry without, however, ceding the ground of critical theory. To show why it is necessary not to cede the ground of critical theory, a detour into a

. Prostitution und moderne Literatur; Freiburg i.Br.: Rombach 1998. Schmiedel, Stevie: Contesting the Oedipal Legacy: Deleuzean vs Psy- choanalytic Feminist Critical Theory; Hamburg: Lit-Verlag 2005. Simpson, M./Schill, T.: »Patrons of Massage Parlours: Some Facts and Figures«, in: Archives of Sexual Behaviour 6/6 (1977), S. 521-525. Sinyard, Neil/Turner, Adrian: Billy Wilders Filme, hg. v. d. Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek; Berlin: Volker Spiess 1980. Sinyard, Neil/Turner, Adrian: »Kiss Me, Stupid/Küß mich, Dummkopf«, in: Dies.: Billy Wilders Filme, hg. v. d. Stiftung