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The Resource Race and utopian desire in american literature and society, Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors

Race and utopian desire in american literature and society, Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors

Label
Race and utopian desire in american literature and society
Title
Race and utopian desire in american literature and society
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors
Contributor
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing together a variety of scholarly voices, this book argues for the necessity of understanding the important role literature plays in crystallizing the ideologies of the oppressed, while exploring the necessarily racialized character of utopian thought in American culture and society. Utopia in everyday usage designates an idealized fantasy place, but within the interdisciplinary field of utopian studies, the term often describes the worldviews of non-dominant groups when they challenge the ruling order. In a time when white supremacy is reasserting itself in the US and around the world, there is a growing need to understand the vital relationship between race and utopia as a resource for resistance. Utopian literature opens up that relationship by envisioning and negotiating the prospect of a better future while acknowledging the brutal past. The collection fills a critical gap in both literary studies, which has largely ignored the issue of race and utopia, and utopian studies, which has said too little about race
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
  • 809.93372
  • 810.98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.U85
LC item number
R33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ventura, Patricia
  • Chan, Edward K.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Race in mass media
  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • Race in mass media
  • Utopias in literature
  • Kultur
  • Literatur
  • Rasse
  • Schwarze
  • Utopie
  • Amerika
  • USA
Label
Race and utopian desire in american literature and society, Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: race and utopian desire / Patricia Ventura -- Part 1 : Black liberation -- Frederick Douglass's utopia: searching for the space of Black freedom / David Lemke -- The serial novel, nation, and utopia: an intratextual re-reading of Pauline Hopkins' Of One Blood; Or, the Hidden Self / Amber Foster -- Black power utopia: African-American utopianism and revolutionary prophesy in Black power-era science fiction / Mark A. Tabone -- "Strange Times to Be a Jew": themes of whiteness, identity, and sanctuary in the imagined Jewish Utopias of Grand Island and Sitka / Justin Nordstrom -- utopian thought and the Meeker Massacre of 1879 / Charles W. Nuckolls -- Utopianism, relativism, cultural imperialism: Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga / Jeffrey Allen Tucker -- The white power utopia and the reproduction of victimized whiteness / Edward K. Chan -- Part 3 : Constructions of identity -- "We Bleed in Mestizaje": corporeal utopias and mestiza futurities in Gloria E. Anzaldúa's Light in the Dark/Luz en Lo Oscuro / Karina A. Vado -- "Something Like a Whole": the utopian promise of queer retrosexuality / Nishant Shahani -- How to live safely in a science fictional America: Charles Yu's immigrant utopianism / Betsy Huang -- Against "a Place Without History": contemporary racism and utopian dynamism in Mat Johnson's Pym / Julie A Fiorelli -- Part 4 : Afrofuturisms -- Re-read and recover: Afrofuturism as a reading practice in George S. Schuyler's Black No More and Octavia E. Butler's "The Book of Martha" / Tarshia L. Stanley -- Re-programming the present: the dynamism of Black futurity in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber / Cienna Davis -- Dreaming of Afrofuturism, epic fantasy, and utopia in N. K. Jemisin's Dreamblood duology / Susana M. Morris -- Afterword / L. Lamar Wilson
Control code
1125071814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxix, 311 pages
Isbn
9783030194697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1125071814
Label
Race and utopian desire in american literature and society, Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: race and utopian desire / Patricia Ventura -- Part 1 : Black liberation -- Frederick Douglass's utopia: searching for the space of Black freedom / David Lemke -- The serial novel, nation, and utopia: an intratextual re-reading of Pauline Hopkins' Of One Blood; Or, the Hidden Self / Amber Foster -- Black power utopia: African-American utopianism and revolutionary prophesy in Black power-era science fiction / Mark A. Tabone -- "Strange Times to Be a Jew": themes of whiteness, identity, and sanctuary in the imagined Jewish Utopias of Grand Island and Sitka / Justin Nordstrom -- utopian thought and the Meeker Massacre of 1879 / Charles W. Nuckolls -- Utopianism, relativism, cultural imperialism: Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga / Jeffrey Allen Tucker -- The white power utopia and the reproduction of victimized whiteness / Edward K. Chan -- Part 3 : Constructions of identity -- "We Bleed in Mestizaje": corporeal utopias and mestiza futurities in Gloria E. Anzaldúa's Light in the Dark/Luz en Lo Oscuro / Karina A. Vado -- "Something Like a Whole": the utopian promise of queer retrosexuality / Nishant Shahani -- How to live safely in a science fictional America: Charles Yu's immigrant utopianism / Betsy Huang -- Against "a Place Without History": contemporary racism and utopian dynamism in Mat Johnson's Pym / Julie A Fiorelli -- Part 4 : Afrofuturisms -- Re-read and recover: Afrofuturism as a reading practice in George S. Schuyler's Black No More and Octavia E. Butler's "The Book of Martha" / Tarshia L. Stanley -- Re-programming the present: the dynamism of Black futurity in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber / Cienna Davis -- Dreaming of Afrofuturism, epic fantasy, and utopia in N. K. Jemisin's Dreamblood duology / Susana M. Morris -- Afterword / L. Lamar Wilson
Control code
1125071814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxix, 311 pages
Isbn
9783030194697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1125071814

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