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By Ytasha L. Womack

ISBN-10: 1613747993

ISBN-13: 9781613747995

Comprising components of the avant-garde, technology fiction, state of the art hip-hop, black comix, and photo novels, Afrofuturism spans either underground and mainstream popular culture. With a twofold objective to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists attempt to collapse racial, ethnic, and all social barriers to empower and loose members to be themselves. This e-book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists growing Afrofuturist works, the background of innovators some time past, and the wide variety of topics they discover. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of solar Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged through African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, subject matters variety from the "alien" event of blacks in the USA to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. Interviews with rappers, composers, musicians, singers, authors, comedian illustrators, painters, and DJs, in addition to Afrofuturist professors, supply a firsthand examine this interesting circulate.

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2 34·3 34. , Czech Lands 28·2* 1948 ( MODERNISATION RATIOS Data on labour force do not include armed forces, employees of the Ministry of Interior and of the Party. Material sphere of economy includes mining, manufacturing, construction, public utilities, agriculture, forestry, freight transport, commerce, catering and communications serving the above mentioned industries. * 1950. t 1961. : 1955. 1 1966. a 1960. 3 1967. Sources: as Statistical rearbooks. 7. 6. 5. 3. 4. 2. I. 12 CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA.

Social Change and Stratification authorities. In the case of the former, the main offence was the rejection of military service; in the second, observance of the Sabbath was the main stumbling block. During the fifties forced labour was often imposed on people belonging to these religious communities both in the Czech Lands and Slovakia. There, undaunted, they continued their missionary work whereby they often had to compete with Catholic priests imprisoned because of opposition to the state interferences in church affairs.

Slovakia is not only more Catholic than the Czech Lands but what matters more, her Catholicism is less lukewarm, and therefore a more important element of everyday life. l The difference between Czech and Slovak religious structure is significant also for other reasons. It has helped to mould the social climate in a special way. In this respect the Slovaks seem to be in the middle position between the Czechs and the Poles. Whereas among the Czechs the deep religious involvement of the past has been widely commuted into a strong ideological consciousness (be it with respect to National Democratic, Masarykite or Marxist tradition), the Slovaks seem to be like the Poles, more inclined to think on national lines regardless of ideological preoccupation.

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