Title, Utopianism Concepts in Social Thought · Concepts in the social sciences. Author, Krishan Kumar. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Open University Press. A fine little monograph. Rather than surveying the concept (and its literature) at its broadest, Kumar (social thought, U. of Kent at Canterbury) wisely treats utopia. Utopia has become a vague term, synonymous almost with the Good Society or the Good Time. It is applied to the dreams and visions of all peoples and all.

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This relationship was ku,ar at its most intense in England at the time of the Civil War; even when utopia aspired to secularism — as at the time of the French Revolution, or in nineteenth-century socialism — it continued to turn to millennial forms to recharge its energies. Kumar further asserts that the utopia is a product of western culture, and could not have emerged in non-westem societies.

Marxism, Utopianism, and the Revolt Against History. Reaktion Books, Cloth: U Dewey Decimal Classification To this task she brings impressive analytical skills and a sharp, occasionally fierce, critical intelligence.


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Against the New Utopianism. There is, however, no adequate theorisation of the relationship between utopia and utopian theory.

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The analytical core of the text is her attempt to characterise utopianism in terms of content, form and function.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Out go the very plausible ancient and medieval claimants, as does the indigenous material of vast tracts of the globe. Manuel fantasy Feminist Utopias future genre Golden Age Harmony history of utopia human ideal city ideal society imagination inspired J.

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