Posts tagged Utopianism
Beachhead America: Tongo Eisen-Martin and the Politics of Place

When I talk about place, I mean what the speaker, or speakers as it may well be, term “Gary, Indiana,” “San Francisco,” “Beachhead america,” and “Chicago.” I mean prison, and city, “pyramid of corner stores,” white house and “Where Windows Should Be.” One project Heaven is All Goodbyes is carrying is an effort to, if not place voices in physical locations which could be charted on a map, then to place them on the mental map of American culture and in relation to the prepositions of power— “state violence rises down.”

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