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Envisioning real utopias

Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2010.
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A comprehensive assault on the quietism of contemporary social theory. Building on a work analyzing the class system in the developed world, as well as exploring the problem of the transition to a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Erik Olin.
Envisioning real utopias.
London ; New York : Verso, 2010
(OCoLC)765613745
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Olin Wright
ISBN: 9781844676187 1844676188 184467617X 9781844676170
OCLC Number: 464579492
Description: xviii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: why real utopias? --
The tasks of emancipatory social science --
What's so bad about capitalism? --
Thinking about alternatives to capitalism --
The socialist compass --
Real utopias I : social empowerment and the state --
Real utopias II : social empowerment and the economy --
Elements of a theory of transformation --
Ruptural transformation --
Insterstitial transformation --
Symbiotic transformation --
Conclusion: making utopias real.
Responsibility: Erik Olin Wright.

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"[Wright] builds a strong case for an emancipatory social science."--E. Kingsolver, "Choice""A benchmark contribution to necessary radical thinking."--Goran Therborn"Encyclopedic in its breadth, Read more...

 
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