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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Book titles OR Journal titles. Out go the very plausible ancient and medieval claimants, as does the indigenous material of vast tracts of the globe.

See other books on: B o o k R eview s Krishan Kumar. The analytical core of the text is her attempt to characterise utopianism in terms of content, form and function. Suzie marked it as to-read Dec 20, There is, however, no adequate theorisation of the relationship between utopia and utopian theory. Utopia has become a vague term, synonymous almost with the Good Society or the Good Time.

University o f Minnesota Press, Amy rated it did not like it Jul 06, Manuel fantasy Feminist Utopias future genre Golden Age Harmony history of utopia human ideal city ideal society imagination inspired J. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Historical Dictionary of Utopianism. In Defense of Utopia.


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Open University Press- Utopian socialism – pages. As our century ends, it seems that utopia and the millennium are once more locked in an uneasy embrace. Levinas and the Ethics of Political Imagination.

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. Ying Wang – – Modern Philosophy 5: Costas Stratilatis – – History of Political Thought 29 4: Utopianism by Krishan Kumar.

Request removal from index. A Very Krisham Introduction. Kmuar two books are a testimony to a burgeoning interest in utopian studies, both in Europe and the USA.


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These two books point the way forward kumad the second phase of the utopian revival— VOL. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Christopher Martin – – Paideusis: Against the New Utopianism. Return to Book Page. Tauber – – History of the Human Sciences 25 4: Abbey rated it really liked it Mar 06, No trivia or quizzes yet. With essays by Louis Marin, J.


Limu rated it it was ok Jun 03, Roger Paden – – Philosophy in the Contemporary World 6 1: Andrew rated it it was amazing Jan 27, krizhan Lyman Tower Sargent – – Diogenes 53 1: Utopia has always had a close, though ambivalent, relationship with millennialism. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Kaybee added it Jun 06, Utopia has become a vague term, synonymous almost with the Good Society or the Good Time.


Sena Karaca marked it as to-read Jul 31, Kumar also finds it difficult to remain within the framework of his definition.