Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In Search of the Black FantasticPolitics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Iton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 03 June 2020

Space is the Place

Space is the Place

(p.284) 8 Space is the Place
In Search of the Black Fantastic

Richard Iton

Oxford University Press

Language and rhetoric also play a vital role in culture and politics, since conflicts may arise from varied interpretations; for example, as when it was considered racist to use the word “refugee” to describe the African Americans fleeing during the flood brought by Hurricane Katrina. As many opinions came in from different prominent people in America, it was Kanye West's unscripted statement that drew the most attention because he mentioned that President Bush did not care for the black community. The absence of space within language, as demonstrated by this example, is one of the ways in which not just process and substance, but structure and agency, geography, culture, and politics, become interrelated. The author points out in this chapter that if black fantastic sensibilities work across these spaces, we observe that space generates an analog with language, and possibly with other aspects as well.

Keywords:   language, space, rhetoric, African American, refugees, Kanye West, President Bush

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .