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Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays

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Taking aim at the belief in utopia's demise, this collection of original essays offers a new look at the vibrant renewal of utopianism emerging in response to the challenges of globalization. It consider questions of hope and transformation associated with the utopian desire for social change.

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Overview

Taking aim at the belief in utopia's demise, this collection of original essays offers a new look at the vibrant renewal of utopianism emerging in response to the challenges of globalization. It consider questions of hope and transformation associated with the utopian desire for social change.

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"An excellent collection by truly serious authors on an subject hitherto ignored." — Professor Charles Lemert, Wesleyan University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230203594
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

PATRICK HAYDEN is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK. He is the author of Political Evil in a Global Age, Cosmopolitan Global Politics, and co-author with Chamsy el-Ojeili, of Critical Theories of Globalization.

CHAMSY EL-OJEILI is Lecturer in Sociology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of From Left Communism to Post-Modernism: Reconsidering Emancipatory Discourse, co-authorwith Patrick Hayden of Critical Theories of Globalization, and co-editor of Confronting Globalization.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Reflections on the Demise and Renewal of Utopia in a Global Age; —P.Hayden & C.el-Ojeili
PART I: GLOBALIZATION AND UTOPIANISM: THEORETICAL CONNECTIONS
Placing Utopia: Some Classical Images; —P.Beilharz & C.Ellem
Globalization as Collective Representation: The New Dream of a Cosmopolitan Civil Sphere; —J.C.Alexander
Two Post-Marxisms: Beyond Post-Socialism?— C.el-Ojeili
Globalization, Reflexive Utopianism, and the Cosmopolitan Social Imaginary; —P.Hayden
After Utopia: Notes on an Ethics of Newness; L.Gandhi
Postsecularism: A New Global Debate; —G.McLennan
PART II: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON UTOPIAN VISIONS IN A GLOBAL AGE
After 1989: Globalization, Normalization and Utopia; —L.Ray
Made in America: The Unsustainable All-Consuming Global Free-Market Utopia; B.Smart
Islamutopia, (Post)Modernity and the Multitude; —A.Adib-Moghaddam
Utopias Without Transcendence? Post-Left Anarchy, Immediacy and Utopian Energy; —A.Robinson & S.Tormey
Libertarian Cyber-Utopianism and Global Digital Networks; —L.Dahlberg
(Con)Temporary Utopian Spaces— G.Curran
Glocalization and the New Local Transnationalisms: Real Utopias in Liminal Spaces; —R.Munck
The Grandchildren of Marx and Coca-Cola: Lefebvre, Utopia and the Recuperation of Everyday Life; —M.Gardiner
Concluding Reflections; —P.Hayden & C.el-Ojeili
Bibliography

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