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Utopian Discourses Across Cultures

Scenarios in Effective Communication to Citizens and Corporations

Edited By Miriam Bait, Marina Brambilla and Valentina Crestani

The term Utopia, coined by Thomas More in 1516, contains an inherent semantic ambiguity: it could be read as eu topos (good place) or ou topos (no place). The authors of this volume analyze this polysemous notion and its fascination for scholars across the centuries, who have developed a variety of visions and ways to explain the «realization» of utopian discourses. The experts in the fields of sociology, political science, economics, computer science, literature and linguistics offer extensive studies about how utopian scenarios are realized in different cultural contexts.

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Names: Bait, Miriam, 1959- editor. | Brambilla, Marina Marzia, 1973- editor.

   | Crestani, Valentina, 1983- editor.

Title: Utopian discourses across cultures : scenarios in effective

   communication to citizens and corporations / Miriam Bait, Marina

   Brambilla, Valentina Crestani (eds.).

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2016]

Identifiers: LCCN 2016016343 | ISBN 9783631666838

Subjects: LCSH: Utopias. | Communication--Social aspects.

Classification: LCC HX806 .U79324 2016 | DDC 335/.02--dc23 LC record available


ISBN 978-3-631-66683-8 (Print)

E-ISBN 978-3-653-06174-1 (E-Book)

DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06174-1

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