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Black Panther and Philosophy - What Can Wakanda Offer the World?

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Explore the fascinating historical and contemporary philosophical issues that arise in Black Panther
 
In Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer The World, a diverse panel of experts delivers incisive critical reflections on the Oscar-winning 2018 film, Black Panther, and the comic book mythology that preceded it. The collection explores historical and contemporary issues--including colonialism, slavery, the Black Lives Matter movement, intersectionality, and identity--raised by the superhero tale.
 
Beyond discussions of the influences of race and ethnicity on the most critically and culturally significant movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this book presents the moral, feminist, metaphysical, epistemological, existential, and Afrofuturistic issues framing Black Panther's narrative. The explorations of these issues shed light on our increasingly interconnected world and allow the reader to consider engaging questions like:
* Should Wakanda rule the world?
* Was Killmonger actually a victim?
* Do Wakanda's Black Lives Matter?
* Does hiding in the shadows make Wakanda guilty?
* What does Wakanda have to offer the world?
 
Perfect for fans of the most culturally significant film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther and Philosophy will also earn a place in the libraries of students of philosophy and anyone with a personal or professional interest in the defining issues of our time.

List of contents

Contributors: One Single Tribe xi
 
Introduction: A Few Words from the Wakandan International Outreach Centre 1
Edwardo Pérez and Timothy E. Brown
 
Part I Yibambe! 3
 
1 Challenge Day: Tradition and Revolution in Wakanda 5
Armond Boudreaux
 
2 Transforming Wakanda: Justice (or Not?) in Black Panther 14
Steve Bein and Deana Lewis
 
3 Sins of the Fathers: Historical Injustice and Its Repair in Black Panther 22
Ben Almassi
 
4 "What Would You Have Wakanda Do about It?": Black Panther, Global Justice, and African Philosophy 32
Christine Hobden
 
5 T'Challa's Liberalism and Killmonger's Pan-Africanism 42
Stephen C.W. Graves
 
Part II Wakanda Forever! 51
 
6 Panther Virtue: The Many Roles of T'Challa 53
Mark D. White
 
7 Should Wakanda Take Over the World? The Ethics of International Power 61
Greg Littmann
 
8 T'Challa, the Revolutionary King: Legitimation Crises in Wakanda 70
Kevin J. Porter
 
9 T'Challa's Machiavellian Methods 80
Ian J. Drake and Matthew B. Lloyd
 
10 Understanding the Reigns of T'Challa and Killmonger through Hannah Arendt 87
Jolynna Sinanan
 
Part III The Heart-Shaped Herb 95
 
11 Beastly Boys: The Racial-Sexual Politics of Meat 97
Sofia Huerter
 
12 Panther Mystique: Wakandan Feminism Demystified 107
J. Lenore Wright and Edwardo Pérez
 
13 The Ancestral Plane: Metaphysical Mystery or Meaningful Metaphor? 123
Dean A. Kowalski
 
14 The Afterlife of Erik Killmonger in African Philosophy 132
Paul A. Dottin
 
15 Wakandan Resources: The Epistemological Reality of Black Panther's Fiction 152
Ruby Komic
 
Part IV Vibranium 163
 
16 When Tech Meets Tradition: How Wakandan Technology Transcends Anti-Blackness 165
Timothy E. Brown
 
17 Vibranium Dreams and Afrofuturist Visions: Technology, Nature, and Culture 175
Alessio Gerola
 
18 Black Panther's Afrofuturism: Reconnecting Neural and Cultural Pathways 184
Michael J. Gormley, Benjamin D. Wendorf, and Ryan Solinsky
 
19 Wakanda and the Dilemma of Racial Utopianism 193
Juan M. Floyd-Thomas
 
20 The Value of Vibranium 203
Edwardo Pérez
 
Part V Black Lives Matter 211
 
21 Dismantling the Master's House with the Master's Tools 213
Thanayi M. Jackson
 
22 An Impossible Return? (Anti)Colonialism in/of Black Panther 221
Julio C. Covarrubias-Cabeza
 
23 T'Challa's Dream and Killmonger's Means: Echoes of MLK and Malcolm X 230
Gerald Browning
 
24 "It's Time They Knew the Truth about Us! We're Warriors!": Black Panther and the Black Panther Party 238
Karen Joan Kohoutek
 
25 Fear of a Black Museum: Black Existentialism in Black Panther 247
Charles F. Peterson
 
Index 256

Product details

Authors , Edwardo (Tarrant County College Perez
Assisted by Timothy E. Brown (Editor), Timothy E Brown (Editor), William Irwin (Editor), Edwardo Pérez (Editor), William Irwin (Editor of the series)
Publisher Wiley, John and Sons Ltd
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 24.01.2022
 
EAN 9781119635840
ISBN 978-1-119-63584-0
No. of pages 288
Series The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy

Philosophie, Volkskultur, Marvel, Kulturwissenschaften, Black Panther, Wakanda, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Rassen- u. Ethnienforschung, Race & Ethnicity Studies, Allg. Philosophie

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