The Concept of Utopia

The Concept of Utopia

by Ruth Levitas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906165338
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 982,610
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Ruth Levitas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. She is co-founder and former chair of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe) and vice-chair of the William Morris Society. Her books include The Ideology of the New Right, The Interpretation of Official Statistics (co-edited with Will Guy), The Inclusive Society? Social Exclusion and New Labour, and Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain (co-edited with Christina Pantazis and David Gordon). Utopia as Method: The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society, the sequel to this book, is forthcoming.

Table of Contents

Contents: Ideal Commonwealths: The Emerging Tradition – Castles in the Air: Marx, Engels and Utopian Socialism – Mobilising Myths: Utopia and Social Change in Georges Sorel and Karl Mannheim – Utopian Hope: Ernst Bloch and Reclaiming the Future – The Education of Desire: The Rediscovery of William Morris – An American Dream: Herbert Marcuse and the Transformation of the Psyche – A Hundred Flowers: Contemporary Utopian Studies – Future Perfect: Retheorising Utopia.

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