The Table of Contents for my forthcoming edited collection.
Over the past few years, I’ve been working on an edited collection as a companion to my book, Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future (Repeater Books, 2019). Time was one of the aspects of both hip-hop and science fiction that I didn’t get to talk about much in that book, so I started asking around. I found many other writers, scholars, theorists, DJs, and emcees, as interested in the intersection of hip-hop and time as I was.
As I continued contacting people and collecting essays, I got more and more excited about the book, now called Hip-Hop Theory: Time Technology, and the Future. Just take a look at this table of contents!
Table of Contents:
Preface – Roy Christopher
Introduction – Ytasha L. Womack
- Take Me Back: Ghostface’s Ghosts – Steven Shaviro
- OutKast’s Visual Worlds – Tiffany E. Barber
- Close to the Edge: The Extended Take in Hip-Hop Music Video – Jeff M. Heinzl
- Glitched: Spacetime, Repetition, and the Cut – Nettrice R. Gaskins
- The Theology of Timing – Omar Akbar
- Breakbeat Poems – Kevin Coval
- The Free Space/Time Style of Black Wholes – Juice Aleem
- Chopping Neoliberalism, Screwing the Record Labels: DJ Screw, Atavistic Hipsters and Temporal Politics – Aram Sinnreich & Samantha Dols
- Scratch Cyborgs: The Hip-Hop DJ as Technology – André Sirois
- For as Long as that Tick is Followed by that Dang – Dave Tompkins
- Preprogramming the Present: The Musical Time Machines of Gabriel Teodros – Erik Steinskog
- The Cult of Rammellzee – Joël Vacheron
- Hip-Hop’s Modes of Production are Futuristic – Chuck Galli
- #ThisIsAmerica: Rappers, Racism, and Twitter – Tia C. M. Tyree
III. THE FUTURE
- Further Considerations on Afrofuturism – Kodwo Eshun
- Afrofuturism and the Intersectionality of Civil Rights, the Space Race, Hip-Hop, and Black Femininity – K. Ceres Wright
- Afrofuturism in clipping.’s Splendor & Misery – Jonathan Hay
- Abstract but Not Arbitrary: How Antipop Consortium Was Forged in the Fire of New York’s 90s Creative Scene – John Morrison
- Constructing a Theory and Practice of Black Quantum Futurism – Rasheedah Phillips
Many thanks to those who contributed and those who wished us well. An extra special shout goes out to Travis Terrell Harris.
Think happy thoughts!