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Exploring the Utopian Impulse

Essays on Utopian Thought and Practice


Edited By Michael J. Griffin and Tom Moylan

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of historical periods and cultures, the essays investigate key aspects of utopian theory, texts, and socio-political practices. Even as some critique Utopia, others extend its reach beyond the limits of the modern western tradition within which utopianism has usually been understood. The explorations offered herein will take readers over familiar ground in new ways as well as carry them into new territories of hope and engagement.
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JENNY ANDERSSON is an economic historian and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History at Södertörn University College, Stockholm. She is the author of Between Growth and Security: Swedish Social Democracy from a Strong Society to a Third Way and is currently working on a project called The People’s Library and the Electronic Workshop – British and Swedish Social Democracy interpret the Knowledge Society.

LUCIAN M. ASHWORTH is Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. He is the author of two books on interwar writers in International Relations, and his latest book, International Relations and the Labour Party, will be published in 2007.

ANTONIS BALASOPOULOS is assistant professor in the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. His essays on the literary, theoretical, and political dimensions of utopianism have appeared in Gramma, Utopian Studies, Cultural Critique, and Transtext(e)s-Transcultures. He is currently working on completing Groundless Dominions: Utopia, Science Fiction and the Cultural Politics of US Expansionism, and Figures of Utopia: Literature, Politics, Philosophy.

MATTHEW BEAUMONT is a Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He is the author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870–1900 and the editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward.

ANDREW J. BROWN, Research Director for Cultural Logic, LLC, is an anthropologist whose primary work explores the conceptual and cultural models that citizens...

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