Utopia/dystopia : conditions of historical possibility /

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 ut...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Other Authors: Gordin, Michael D., Tilley, Helen, 1968-, Prakash, Gyan, 1952-
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series:Publication in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University.
Table of 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  • Bourgeois categories made global: the utopian and actual lives of historical documents in India / Dipesh Chakrabarty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.