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Conclusion. On Possible Utopias and beyond - Rita Verma 327
Conclusion On Possible Utopias and Beyond Rita Verma Too often the reality around us can seem a dystopia—dystopia being defined as an imaginary place, situated in a particular time or space, that is socially, morally, and politically terrible; a state in which people are dehumanized, op- pressed, terrorized, or completely dominated. On the other hand, we dream of utopia, defined as an imaginary place, situated in a particular time and space, that is socially, morally, and politically ideal. Can this utopia be realized and affirmed with one’s engagement with conscientization, revolutionary practice, and solidarity with victims? This utopian project of Paulo Freire addresses the need for a fundamental faith in human dialogue and community. Freire argues that authentic revolu- tionary praxis is utopian in nature, which means that it is harmonious, reflec- tive, dynamic, reflective, and dialogical There ought to be a difference in the praxis of the right and of revolutionary groups that defines them to the people, making the options of each group explicit. This difference between the two groups stems from the utopian nature of the revolutionary groups, and the impossibility of the right to be utopian.… A true revolutionary project, on the other hand, to which the utopian dimension is natural, is a process in which the people assume the role of subject in the precarious adventure of transforming and recreating the world.… Revolutionary utopia tends to be dynamic rather than static; tends to life rather than death; to the future as a challenge to...
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