Monday, April 21, 2014
Comparative Cultural Analysis and Explorations in Afrofuturism - Sleep Dealer by Alex Rivera
Over the course of the semester, we have been exploring afrofuturism in African American literature and culture. Considering the context of the class, I thought it would be helpful to examine the intersections of ‘futures’, identity (racial/ethnic) and cultural appropriation in art that is not as coded “African American”.
You recently viewed Sleep Dealer written and directed by Alex Rivera. In this blog post, I am asking you to expand your scope of analysis into the realms of comparative cultural studies.
How are some of the tropes we recognize in theories associated with afrofuturism evidenced in a film like Sleep Dealer?