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Utopia/dystopia : conditions of historical possibility

Author: Michael D Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Publication in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University.
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The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality, the book treats these concepts as historically grounded categories and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Utopia/dystopia.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010010267
(OCoLC)466341408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash
ISBN: 9781400834952 1400834953
OCLC Number: 671644886
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 293 pages).
Contents: Utopia as method, or the uses of the future / Fredric Jameson --
Literacy and futurity: millennial dreaming on the nineteenth- century southern African frontier / Jennifer Wenzel --
Bourgeois categories made global: the utopian and actual lives of historical documents in India / Dipesh Chakrabarty --
The utopia of working phones: Rhodesian independence and the place of race in decolonization / Luise White --
Hydrocarbon utopia / Timothy Mitchell --
Techno-utopian dreams, techno-political realities: the education of desire for the peaceful atom / John Krige --
On cosmopolitanism, the avant- garde, and a lost innocence of central Europe / Marci Shore --
The breath of the possible: everyday utopianism and the street in modernist urbanism / David Pinder --
Stalinist confessions in an age of terror: Messianic times at the Leningrad communist universities / Igal Halfin --
The heterotopias of Dalit politics: becoming- subject and the consumption utopia / Aditya Nigam.
Series Title: Publication in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University.
Responsibility: Michael D. Gordin, Helen Tilley, and Gyan Prakash, editors.

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The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that  Read more...

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