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William Morris's Utopianism: Propaganda, Politics and Prefiguration - Palgrave Studies in Utopianism (Hardback)
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William Morris's Utopianism: Propaganda, Politics and Prefiguration - Palgrave Studies in Utopianism (Hardback)

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Hardback 337 Pages / Published: 18/12/2017
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This book offers a new interpretation of William Morris's utopianism as a strategic extension of his political writing. Morris's utopian writing, alongside his journalism and public lectures, constituted part of a sustained counter-hegemonic project that intervened both into the life-world of the fin de siecle socialist movement, as well as the dominant literary cultures of his day. Owen Holland demonstrates this by placing Morris in conversation with writers of first-wave feminism, nineteenth-century pastoralists, as well as the romance revivalists and imperialists of the 1880s. In doing so, he revises E.P. Thompson's and Miguel Abensour's argument that Morris's utopian writing should be conceived as anti-political and heuristic, concerned with the pedagogic education of desire, rather than with the more mundane work of propaganda. He shows how Morris's utopianism emerged against the grain of the now-here, embroiled in instrumental, propagandistic polemic, complicating Thompson's and Abensour's view of its anti-political character.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319596013
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

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