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Contemporary Utopian Struggles

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Published by Aksant Academic Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitution: government & the state,
  • Modernism,
  • Postmodernism,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • General,
  • Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Collective settlements,
  • Communal living,
  • Congresses,
  • History,
  • Utopias

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSaskia Poldervaart (Editor), Harrie Jansen (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12850346M
    ISBN 109068611984
    ISBN 109789068611984

    Historical Background. Utopia has a quality of universality, as revealed by the fact that it has fascinated readers of five centuries, has influenced countless writers, and has invited imitation by scores of "Utopianists." Still, however, an examination of the period of which it was the product is necessary in order to view the work in depth. Utopian socialism is the first current of modern socialism and socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabet, Robert Owen and Henry George. Utopian socialism is often described as the presentation of visions and outlines for imaginary or futuristic ideal societies, with positive ideals being the main reason for moving society in such a.

    Utopia was not always an island, Hythloday says, nor was it always called Utopia. Its first name was Abraxa, perhaps meaning “Holy Name,” “without breeches,” or “waterless.” Utopus, the conqueror of the place and the founder of Utopia itself, civilized the natives of Abraxa and had them, along with his own soldiers, cut up and dig away the fifteen miles of ground that connected. The idea of the "utopian" community has a long, storied history (and a largely unsuccessful one at that), from the fictional island dreamed up by Sir Thomas More to present-day attempts to build the perfect urban ecosystem. And even though the perfect society has eluded us, Author: Carolyn Gregoire.

    There are many different views and beliefs on what a utopian society looks like. The term "utopia" was coined by Sir Thomas Moore in with his book "Utopia." The book features the fictional island of Utopia, which was said to be in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. On Utopia, there is . Common welfare vs. private interest. The abolition of private property is one of More's chief criticisms of the Utopian state. On this point, the author allows his fictional equivalent (the character More) to disagree with Utopian policy and with Raphael Hythloday's interpretation of English society. Hythloday defends communism as practiced by the Utopians, noting that a similar sort of.


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Wells’s novel, A Modern Utopia. Tell us about the book and its relevance. In Wells’s A Modern Utopia, like in More’s Utopia, it is not clear whether the author is being straight. Reading Wells is particularly interesting because he drew his observations about utopias from. Utopian strategies in contemporary art seen in the context of the histories of utopian thinking and avant-garde art.

Throughout its diverse manifestations, the utopian entails two related but contradictory elements: the aspiration to a better world, and the acknowledgement that its form may only ever live in our imaginations. Furthermore, we are as haunted by the failures of utopian enterprise. Thomas More’s Utopia, a book that will be years old next year, is astonishingly radical many lord chancellors of England have denounced private property, advocated a form of Author: Terry Eagelton.

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In Utopia the root of evil is the lust for possessions, identified with the Christian sin of pride; the admonishments by Hythloday against hunger, crime, vast possessions, idleness and iniquity are in keeping with Christian and Hellenic censures against wealth and cupidity; and the apparently modern remarks about care for the sick and security Cited by: 2.

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Newman, J. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction. New York: Routledge, by: 3. H G Wells was a committed socialist and also a scientist with an active interest in evolution. His literary visions of the future were frequently shaped by both of these concerns.

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