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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Utopianism by Krishan Kumar

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. With essays by Louis Marin, J. Anil Kahvecioglu added it Jun 14, Luisa Peres marked it as to-read Nov 07, Roger Paden – – Philosophy in the Contemporary World 6 1: Lyman Tower Sargent – – Diogenes 53 1: Against the New Utopianism.


Refresh and try again. Its “practical” use is to overstep the immediate reality to depict a condition whose clear desirability draws us on, like a magnet.

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As our century ends, it seems that utopia and the millennium are once more locked in an uneasy embrace. Utopian Studies 2 1: Florina added it Oct 06, In Defense of Utopia. Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.

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Limu rated it it was ok Jun 03, Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society Further contributions reflect upon the apparent failure of the modern Communist utopia, note the recent reappearance of apocalyptic themes in fiction and social theory, or draw on the contributions of feminism and ecology.


To this task she brings impressive analytical skills and a sharp, occasionally fierce, critical intelligence.

This relationship was probably 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. Reaktion Books, Cloth: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Apr 29, Samuel Hilton rated it it was ok.

Taizo Murakami rated it it was ok Nov 16, Syracuse University Press, It is clear, accessible and well-written, and relatively comprehensive, given the space constraints.