The Concept Of Utopia

The Concept Of Utopia In this highly influential book Ruth Levitas provides us with an excellent introduction to the meaning and importance of the concept of utopia and explores a wealth of material drawn from literature

  • Title: The Concept Of Utopia
  • Author: Ruth Levitas
  • ISBN: 9780815625148
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this highly influential book, Ruth Levitas provides us with an excellent introduction to the meaning and importance of the concept of utopia, and explores a wealth of material drawn from literature and social theory to illustrate its rich history and analytical versatility Situating utopia within the dynamics of the modern imagination, she examines the ways in which itIn this highly influential book, Ruth Levitas provides us with an excellent introduction to the meaning and importance of the concept of utopia, and explores a wealth of material drawn from literature and social theory to illustrate its rich history and analytical versatility Situating utopia within the dynamics of the modern imagination, she examines the ways in which it has been used by some of the leading thinkers of modernity Marx, Engels, Karl Mannheim, Robert Owen, Georges Sorel, Ernst Block, William Morris, and Herbert Marcuse Utopia remains the most potent secular concept for imagining and producing a better world , and this classic text will be invaluable to students across a wide range of disciplines.

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    1. Outstanding book for anyone trying to figure out his way in the realm of utopian theory. Levitas does not, indeed, provide the reader with her own theory but does something far more complicated: she describes in a logical and topical-guided fashion the most relevant theorists and theoriesin the utopian field from the end of the 19th century to current times (actually, just the 90's, but still).As I said, a super must for anyone in the utopian field of studies. I'd go as far as to tell them to re [...]

    2. Good overview of the field, history, and major works of utopian studies. I think Levitas does a good job comparing different utopist perspectives and outlining the major issues / debates within the field.

    3. Why such a low rating here? This is THE best book on utopias you will find at the moment. Doing a dissertation on the topic myself, this book has been really helpful. Lucid and carefully planned book. Just loved it!

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