volume 21, issue 1, P24 2010
DOI: 10.5325/utopianstudies.21.1.0024
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Christine Nadir

Abstract: Th is article examines the concept of the "education of desire," which undergirds literary utopian studies' response to postmodernism's challenge to the modern utopian impulse. Th e analysis returns to two classic utopian texts-the work of Miguel Abensour, who coined the term "education of desire," and Ursula K. Le Guin's novel about ecological sustainability, "Th e Dispossessed"-to argue that the education of desire involves a more intimate relationship between desire and domination than literary utopian stud…

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