Introduction: Race and Utopian Desire

  • Patricia VenturaEmail author


This introductory chapter proposes ways to link race with utopian desire. Drawing on the theories of both race and utopia, Ventura argues that race must be understood in historical context, including in the context of Trump-era racism. Resisting the belief that the world has no alternatives to the injustices of the present, Ventura argues for conceptualizing everyday life in terms of theories of the erotic in order to bridge the gap between the quotidian and utopian desires from which a politics of liberation arises.


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  1. 1.Department of EnglishSpelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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