The Politics of the (Im)Possible: Utopia and Dystopia Reconsidered (Hardback)
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The Politics of the (Im)Possible: Utopia and Dystopia Reconsidered (Hardback)

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Hardback 249 Pages / Published: 30/05/2012
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This volume brings together articles on utopia and dystopia in a breadth of disciplines-history, literature, gender studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, and Native American Studies.

Utopia and dystopia are modes and resonances present in all parts of the world, not just Europe and white North America. Equally, utopian and dystopian thought and practice are and have always been gendered. Utopia, memory and temporality often intersect in strange and surprising ways.

Three dimensions are thus central to the enterprise undertaken in this volume:

1 The relationship between utopia/dystopia and time/memory

2 The focus on Europe and areas outside Europe at the same time

3 The gendered analysis of utopia/dystopia

Contributors to this volume include prominent experts in fields as varied as Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies and Literature.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788132107347
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm


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The book presents an in-depth philosophical account of why 'utopia has been the mother of exact sciences. Writings of different thinkers on utopia and dystopia display a rather complex interplay between the actual and the possible, dream and reality and ideal or the monstrous communities. A must read

-- The Tribune
This anthology brings together chapters on utopia and dystopia from a rich breadth of disciplines....What is significant about this volume is that it makes readers realize that utopia/dystopia studies cannot be and are not restricted to any period of time and place. -- The Statesman

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