Black Futures

Black Futures

Black Futures is a tribute to global Black culture and these coeditors remind us of the fullness of who we are . " -Essence " A weighty and gorgeously bound compendium of Black creativity ... When Black women gather , something ...

Author: Kimberly Drew

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780399181146

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every reader.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Black Futures

Critical Black Futures

(Dunne and Raby 2005), it is important to remember that Critical Black Futures is always already working to design new realities by shifting the very elements of our current existential iterations. So, this volume is a combination of ...

Author: Philip Butler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811578809

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Critical Black Futures imagines worlds, afrofutures, cities, bodies, art and eras that are simultaneously distant, parallel, present, counter, and perpetually materializing. From an exploration of W. E. B. Du Bois’ own afrofuturistic short stories, to trans* super fluid blackness, this volume challenges readers—community leaders, academics, communities, and creatives—to push further into surreal imaginations. Beyond what some might question as the absurd, this book is presented as a speculative space that looks deeply into the foundations of human belief. Diving deep into this notional rabbit hole, each contributor offers a thorough excursion into the imagination to discover ‘what was’, while also providing tools to push further into the ‘not yet’.
Categories: Social Science

Queer Times Black Futures

Queer Times  Black Futures

106 Whereas Black existence is generative of Black belonging, futures are animated by an invention that renders “the future” opaque—Black futures exist “after the future,” blossoming in spite of what presently seems destined to be the ...

Author: Kara Keeling

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814748329

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A serious intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time Queer Times, Black Futures considers the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation as they have persisted in and through whiteness. Kara Keeling explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature that center black existence provide scenarios wherein we might imagine alternative worlds, queer and otherwise. In doing so, Keeling offers a sustained meditation on contemporary investments in futurity, speculation, and technology, paying particular attention to their significance to queer and black freedom. Keeling reads selected works, such as Sun Ra’s 1972 film Space is the Place and the 2005 film The Aggressives, to juxtapose the Afrofuturist tradition of speculative imagination with the similar “speculations” of corporate and financial institutions. In connecting a queer, cinematic reordering of time with the new possibilities technology offers, Keeling thinks with and through a vibrant conception of the imagination as a gateway to queer times and black futures, and the previously unimagined spaces that they can conjure.
Categories: Social Science

Reclaiming the Black Past

Reclaiming the Black Past

The concept of a “Black Future Month” was popularized by those active in the BlackLives Matter (BLM) movement. On February 1, 2015, BLM co-founder Opal Tometi voiced her support of Woodson and Black History Month but maintained that ...

Author: Pero G. Dagbovie

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786632029

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 109

The past and future of Black history In this information-overloaded twenty-first century, it seems impossible to fully discern or explain how we know about the past. But two things are certain. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all think historically on a routine basis. And our perceptions of history, including African American history, have not necessarily been shaped by professional historians. In this wide-reaching and timely book, Pero Gaglo Dagbovie argues that public knowledge and understanding of black history, including its historical icons, has been shaped by institutions and individuals outside academic ivory towers. Drawing on a range of compelling examples, Dagbovie explores how, in the twenty-first century, African American history is regarded, depicted, and juggled by diverse and contesting interpreters—from museum curators to filmmakers, entertainers, politicians, journalists, and bloggers. Underscoring the ubiquitous nature of African-American history in contemporary American thought and culture, each chapter unpacks how black history has been represented and remembered primarily during the “Age of Obama,” the so-called era of “post-racial” American society. Reclaiming the Black Past is Dagbovie's contribution to expanding how we understand African American history during the new millennium.
Categories: History

Roots of a Black Future

Roots of a Black Future

Moynihan Report, he does not explain such important writers as Andrew Billingsley and herbal Hill, whose writings seem to emerge clearly out of black pride and power. Hare makes a frontal attack upon the “strength-of-blackfamilies ...

Author: J. Deotis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439122601

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 561

A vital look at the nature, destiny, and mission of the black family and the black church today.
Categories: Fiction

Prophecy in a Secular Age

Prophecy in a Secular Age

Believing that there is no hope for Blacks in the world, no hope for assimilation or substantive equality, ... Before addressing this question directly, it should be noted that the language of “futures,” particularly “Black futures,” ...

Author: David True

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532669255

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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The place of religion within a secular society has been much discussed in recent years, fueled in part by Charles Taylor’s Secular Age (2007). The conversation surrounding Taylor’s work suggests a widespread interest in religion in secular or post-secular contexts. Even as scholars have become increasingly interested in emerging and novel forms of religion, prophecy has continued to be depicted in traditional forms employed to further partisan agendas. In place of secularity as religious declension and culture clash, this volume explores prophetic works in a variety of forms, including satire, tragedy, the novel, Native American tradition, science fiction, the Bible, and higher education itself. Together the contributors demonstrate that there is much to learn from both religious and secular prophecy. The book is inspired by the idea that prophetic works are a promising subject area for a diverse audience in both higher education and the church. The volume’s contributors demonstrate as much in that they work in a wide range of disciplines, including religious studies, biblical studies, theology, American studies, literature, philosophy, and political theory.
Categories: Religion

Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management

Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management

8-4e Black Futures Option Pricing Model Fischer Black (1976) developed a variation of his own Black–Scholes–Merton model for pricing European options on futures. Using the assumption that the option and the futures expire simultaneously ...

Author: Don M. Chance

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305688087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Coupling real business examples with minimal technical mathematics, market-leading INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT, 10e blends institutional material, theory, and practical applications to give students a solid understanding of how derivatives are used to manage the risks of financial decisions. The book delivers detailed coverage of options, futures, forwards, swaps, and risk management as well as a balanced introduction to pricing, trading, and strategy. New Taking Risk in Life features illustrate the application of risk management in real-world financial decisions. In addition, the financial information throughout the Tenth Edition reflects the most recent changes in the derivatives market--one of the most volatile sectors in the financial world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bond Evaluation Selection and Management

Bond Evaluation  Selection  and Management

15.6 PRICING INTEREST RATE OPTIONS WITH THE BLACK FUTURES OPTION MODEL 15.6.1 Black Futures Model An extension of the B—S OPM that is sometimes used to price interest rate options is the Black futures option model.

Author: R. Stafford Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405142359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 664

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Bond Evaluation, Selection, and Management synthesizes fundamental and advanced topics in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of bond and debt management. This text provides readers with the basics needed to understand advanced strategies, and explanations of cutting edge advanced topics. Focusing on concepts, models, and numerical examples, readers are provided with the tools they need to select, evaluate, and manage bonds. Provides a comprehensive exposition of bond and debt management. Covers both the fundamental and advanced topics in the field, including bond derivatives. Focuses on concepts, models, and numerical examples. Reinforces important concepts through review questions, web exercises, and practice problems in each chapter.
Categories: Business & Economics

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

5 C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint l'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (New York: Vintage, 1989). 6 See Roland Barthes, ... 12 Kara Keeling, Queer Times, Black Futures (New York: New York University Press, 2019), xv.

Author: Jaimie Baron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429603266

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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As the inaugural volume in the Docalogue series, this book models a new form for the discussion of documentary film. James Baldwin’s writing is intensely relevant to contemporary politics and culture, and Peck’s strategies for representing him and conveying his work in I Am Not Your Negro (2016) raise important questions about how documentary can bring the work of a complex thinker like Baldwin to a broader public. By combining five distinct perspectives on a single documentary film, this book offers different critical approaches to the same media object, acting both as an intensive scholarly treatment of a film and as a guide for how to analyze, theorize, and contextualize a documentary. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars of film and media studies, communication studies, African American studies, and gender and sexuality studies will find this book extremely useful in understanding the significance of this film and the ways in which it offers insight into not only Baldwin and his writings but also wider historical and contemporary realities.
Categories: Social Science

Martingale Methods in Financial Modelling

Martingale Methods in Financial Modelling

The notion of an arbitrage price is defined in a similar way to the case of the Black-Scholes market. 6.1.3 The Black Futures Option Formula We will now derive the valuation formula for futures options, first established by Black ...

Author: Marek Musiela

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662221327

Category: Mathematics

Page: 513

View: 640

A comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the theory and practice of option pricing. The role of martingale methods in financial modeling is exposed. The emphasis is on using arbitrage-free models already accepted by the market as well as on building the new ones. Standard calls and puts together with numerous examples of exotic options such as barriers and quantos, for example on stocks, indices, currencies and interest rates are analysed. The importance of choosing a convenient numeraire in price calculations is explained. Mathematical and financial language is used so as to bring mathematicians closer to practical problems of finance and presenting to the industry useful maths tools.
Categories: Mathematics