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Necessary and unnecessary utopias : Socialist register 2000

Author: Leo Panitch; Colin Leys
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is Utopia?" "An economy that provides everyone's needs?" "A society which empowers all people?" "A healthy, peaceful and supportive environment?" "The contributors to this Socialist Register are not looking for miraculous solutions. What is presented here are their contributions to a movement which believes that better worlds are both necessary and possible."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Panitch; Colin Leys
ISBN: 1583670211 9781583670217 0850364884 9780850364880 0850364876 9780850364873
OCLC Number: 42049200
Description: xi, 297 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Transcending pessimism: rekindling socialist imagination / Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin --
Utopia and its opposites / Terry Eagleton --
Minimum utopia: ten theses / Norman Geras --
On the necessity of conceiving the utopian in a feminist fashion / Frigga Haug --
Socializing markets, not market socialism / Diane Elson --
The chimera of the third way / Alan Zuege --
Other pleasures: the attractions of post-consumerism / Kate Soper --
Utopian families / Johanna Brenner --
Outbreaks of democracy / Ricardo Blaug --
Real and virtual Chiapas: magic realism and the left / Judith Adler Hellman --
The centrality of agriculture: history, ecology, and feasible socialism / Colin Duncan --
Democratize or perish: health sciences as a path for social change / Julian Tudor Hart --
The dystopia of our times: genetic technology and other afflictions / Varda Burstyn --
Warrior nightmares: American reactionary populism at the millennium / Carl Boggs --
Making sense of NATO's war on Yugoslavia / Peter Gowan.
Other Titles: Socialist register (London, England)
Responsibility: edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys.
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