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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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image: © ibreakstock - Fotolia Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 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 at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016016343 ISBN 978-3-631-66683-8 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06174-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06174-1 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. PL Academic Research is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main ∙ Bern ∙ Bruxelles ∙ New York ∙ Oxford ∙ Warszawa ∙ Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. This publication has been peer reviewed. www.peterlang.com

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