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- DescriptionRace and utopia have been fundamental features of US American culture since the origins of the country. However, racial ideology has often contradicted the ideals of social and political equality in the United States. This book surveys reimaginings of race in major late twentieth-century US American utopian vels from the 1970s to the 1990s. Dorothy Bryant, Marge Piercy, Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Robinson all present radical new configurations of race in a more ideal society, yet continually encounter an ideological blockage as the horizon beyond which we cant rethink race. Nevertheless, these vels create productive strains of thinking to grapple with the question of race in US American culture. Drawing on feminist theory and critiques of democracy, the author argues that our utopian dreams cant be furthered unless we come to terms with the phemelogy of race and the impasse of the individual in liberal humanist democracy.
- Author BiographyEdward K. Chan is Associate Professor of American Studies at Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan. His research and teaching interests include twentieth-century US American literary, film and popular culture, with a special emphasis on race and transnational perspectives on US American culture.
- Author(s)Edward K. Chan
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication18/11/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleRalahine Utopian Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number17
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2015
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Weight340 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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