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The task of Utopia : a pragmatist and feminist perspective

Author: Erin McKenna
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
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Erin McKenna argues that Utopian vision informed by pragmatism results in a process model of Utopia that can help form the future based on critical intelligence. Using John Dewey's works with  Read more...

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McKenna, Erin, 1965-
Task of Utopia.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001
(OCoLC)653055180
Named Person: John Dewey; John Dewey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin McKenna
ISBN: 0742513181 9780742513181 074251319X 9780742513198
OCLC Number: 47739749
Description: x, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Problem of the Future --
The Need for Utopia --
Why Pragmatism, Feminism, and Utopia? --
The End-State Model of Utopia --
Static Imagination --
The Desirability of Perfection --
The Possibility of Perfection --
Rousseau: Utopian Education --
Perfection as Process --
The End-State Vision of Women's Country --
Women's Country --
Problems of the Vision --
Women's Country: A Useful Utopian Vision? --
The Anarchist Model of Utopia --
Anarchist Imagination --
The Cost of Freedom --
The Possibility of Freedom and Its Maintenance --
Anarchist Education --
Freedom as the Precondition of Progress --
The Anarchist Vision of Mattapoisett --
Mattapoisett --
Problems of the Vision --
Mattapoisett: A Useful Utopian Vision? --
Dewey's Democracy: A Process Model of Utopia --
Intelligent Imagination --
The Possibilities of Imagined Ends --
Realizing the Possible --
Dewey Rejects End-State and Anarchist Visions --
Judging Future Possibilities --
Education and Experimentation --
The Need to Dream the Possible --
Dewey's Community --
A Picture of Community --
The Possibility of Community --
Feminism, Pragmatism, Community, and Utopia --
A Feminist Critique of Dewey's Call for Community --
Feminst Utopias --
The Kesh --
The Hill Women --
The Valley and the Wanderground--Good Ends-in-View --
The Future of Utopia.
Responsibility: Erin McKenna.

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Erin McKenna has convincingly combined two approaches to utopia, pragmatism and feminism, that are unlikely companions. In doing so she has provided insightful readings of both feminist utopias and Read more...

 
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