Utopia and Utopianism



Revista de Estudios Utópicos
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Utopian Studies Journal
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Revue d’Études Utopiques

Rivista di Studi Utopici
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Revista de Estudos Utópicos
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Zeitschrift für Utopische Studien

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Title
Utopia as Method:
The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society Paperback

Editors
LEVITAS, Ruth


Description
".In this major new work by one of the leading writers on Utopian Studies, Ruth Levitas argues that a prospective future of ecological and economic crises poses a challenge to the utopian imaginary, to conceive a better world and alternative future. Utopia as Method does not construe utopia as goal or blueprint, but as a holistic, reflexive method for developing what those possible futures might be. It begins by treating utopia as the quest for grace, through a hermeneutics that recovers the utopian meaning in our culture, explored through colour and music. Moving from the existential to the social, it draws on H. G. Wells's claim that the creation of utopias is the distinctive and proper method of sociology, and on the tentative reappearance of utopia in contemporary social theory. It proposes a constructive method, the Imaginary Reconstitution of Society. This fusion of explicitly normative social theory and analytic critique rehabilitates utopia as an integral part of sociology, and offers a means of collective engagement in shaping a better tomorrow." [Palgrave ]”
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Publishing house
Palgrave Macmillan
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Year
2013

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Utopia as Method (avance / preview / aperçu)

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Ruth LEVITAS.,The Concep of Utopia
   
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