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The Sound of Culture
Diaspora and Black Technopoetics
Louis Chude-Sokei

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• MODERNISM’S BLACK MECHANICS
• Of Minstrels and Machines: Tales of the Racial Uncanny
• Karel Čapek’s Black Myth
• Prognosticating Echoes: Race, Sound, and Naturalizing Technology
• HUMANIZING THE MACHINE
• Masters, Slaves, and Machines: Race and Victorian Science Fiction
• Melville’s Man-Machine
Erewhon: Lost Races and Mechanical Souls
• CREOLIZATION AND TECHNOPOETICS
• Sexing Robots, Creolizing Technology
• Cyberpunk’s Dubwise Ontology
• The Music of Living Machinescapes: Creolization and Artificial Intelligence
• A CARIBBEAN PRE-POSTHUMANISM
• Echolocating Surrealism
• Sylvia Wynter’s Naked Declivity
• Caliban’s Uncanny Valley
• Appendix A: A Playlist
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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