Title, Utopianism Concepts in Social Thought · Concepts in the social sciences. Author, Krishan Kumar. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Open University Press. A fine little monograph. Rather than surveying the concept (and its literature) at its broadest, Kumar (social thought, U. of Kent at Canterbury) wisely treats utopia. Utopia has become a vague term, synonymous almost with the Good Society or the Good Time. It is applied to the dreams and visions of all peoples and all.

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Further contributions reflect upon the apparent failure of the modern Communist utopia, note the recent reappearance of apocalyptic themes in fiction and social theory, or draw on the contributions of feminism and ecology.

Farhang Erfani – – PhaenEx 2 1: Kumar also finds it difficult to remain within the framework of utopiwnism definition. Non-literary forms, such as social and political theory, would also appear to be eliminated. Adriane rated it really liked it Dec 29, Utopianism Krishan Kumar No preview available – Suzie marked it as to-read Dec 20, This relationship was probably at its most intense in England at the time of the Civil War; even when utopia aspired to secularism — as at the time of the French Revolution, or in nineteenth-century socialism — it continued to turn to millennial forms to recharge its energies.


Nancy Babbitt added it Jun 06, This certainly makes the subject more manageable, but it is something of a Pyrrhic victory, with restriction amounting to reduction. Against kumad New Utopianism. Sign in to use this feature. In Defense of Utopia.

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