Life as Eutopia: MOVE's Natural Revolution as a Response to America's Dystopian Reality

  title={Life as Eutopia: MOVE's Natural Revolution as a Response to America's Dystopian Reality},
  author={Morgan Shipley and Jack Taylor},
  journal={Utopian Studies},
  pages={25 - 44}
abstract:Drawing from a 2015 interview with Ramona Africa, one of only two surviving members of the MOVE Organization following its 1985 bombing by the Philadelphia police department, this article critically explores the spiritual teachings of John Africa, specifically as they relate to black liberation and a back-to-nature religiosity that sought, in the midst of urban chaos, eutopia through a praxis of absolute responsibility. By focusing on the movement and not a single (albeit tragic) event… 
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