Utopia Method Vision

The Use Value of Social Dreaming

by Tom Moylan (Volume editor) Raffaella Baccolini (Volume editor)
©2011 Edited Collection 348 Pages
Series: Ralahine Utopian Studies, Volume 1


Informed by feminist, Marxist, ethnographic, and post-structuralist frameworks, Utopia Method Vision makes a unique contribution to international debates in cultural, literary, sociological, and political studies of utopian theory, texts, and practices.
The collection addresses the ways in which the contributors approach their study of the objects and practices of utopianism (understood as social anticipations and visions produced through texts and social experiments) and of how, in turn, those objects and practices have shaped their intellectual work in general and their research perspectives in particular. In so doing, the contributors develop a larger, self-critical look at the limits and potential of the entire paradigm by which utopianism is known, studied, critiqued, created, and received.


ISBN (Softcover)
Feminism Post-secularism Utopie Sozialphilosophie Politics Utopia Dystopia Aufsatzsammlung
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. 348 pp.

Biographical notes

Tom Moylan (Volume editor) Raffaella Baccolini (Volume editor)

The Editors: Tom Moylan (Glucksman Professor and Director of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies, University of Limerick) has published Demand the Impossible: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination; Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia; and is co-editor of Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination. Raffaella Baccolini (Professor of English, University of Bologna at Forlì) is author of Tradition, Identity, Desire: Revisionist Strategies in H.D.’s Late Poetry; editor of Le prospettive di genere: Discipline, soglie, confini; and co-editor of Dark Horizons.


Title: Utopia Method Vision