Becoming utopian :

the culture and politics of radical transformation /
Tom Moylan ; foreword by Ruth Levitas ; afterword by Philip E. Wegner.
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Moylan, Tom, 1943-
Contributors: Levitas, Ruth, 1949- Writer of supplementary textual content.
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Summary:"A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires political activists and science fiction writers alike. In this book Tom Moylan - one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies - explores the theory, the practice and the urgency of the utopian impulse. From the theoretical writings of Frederic Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou to science fiction works by Kim Stanley Robinson and China Mieville, from Latin American liberation theology to ecological activism and the radical movements of 1968, Hunger and Hope explores the many manifestations of utopian thought. Along the way, Moylan reveals the ways in which humans can confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises that beset us today"--
Format: Book
Language:English
Published / Created: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xii, 300 pages ; 25 cm

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