Winter 2021 Book Club
The book club will be held virtually on February 26, 2021, from 10:00-11:30am and is open to everyone.
We will read selections of Erik O. Wright’s “Envisioning Real Utopias” and critically assess this work’s relationship to emancipatory visions of racial equality, reading a direct critique offered by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva alongside the visions for racial equality as formulated by the Movement for Black Lives. Further background readings are available but not required.
- Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik O. Wright (selected chapters)
- Race, Racism & Utopias for Real by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- Movement for Black Lives: Vision for Black Lives (2020) and Platform (2016)
Additional Background / Further Readings (not required)
- Envisioning Real Utopias, full book: https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/ERU.htm
- Ugly Progress: W. E. B. Du Bois’s sociology of the future by Joe P. L. Davidson
- The Alternative to Utopia is Myopia by Boaventura de Sousa Santos
- African Americans and Utopia: Visions of a better life by Lyman Tower Sargent
- M4BL website
When and Where?
- The Zoom session will be held on February 26, 2021, from 10am-11:30am
- Zoom invitations will be sent to registered participants
How Does It Work?
- The book club will follow an open structure. There will be a faculty and graduate student moderator to help structure the discussion where needed. Break-out groups focused on particular topics/sections may be integrated
Who Can Join?
- This event is open to anyone interested