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Fool's gold? : Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Lucy Sargisson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores hopes and fears about the future.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Sargisson
ISBN: 9781403992420 1403992428 9781403992437 1403992436
OCLC Number: 795687185
Description: xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions, debates, and conflicts --
Religious fundamentalism --
Feminism and gender --
Sex and sexual identity --
Climate change and catastrophe --
Human attitudes to nature --
Green intentional communities --
Fantastic architecture: dubai --
Domestic architecture : new urbanism and cohousing --
Computer gaming --
Cloning, cyborgs and robots.
Responsibility: Lucy Sargisson.

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