Utopia as Method: The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society

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Springer, Jul 25, 2013 - Political Science - 268 pages
Utopia should be understood as a method rather than a goal. This book rehabilitates utopia as a repressed dimension of the sociological and in the process produces the Imaginary Reconstitution of Society, a provisional, reflexive and dialogic method for exploring alternative possible futures.

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Preface and Acknowledgements
FromTerror to Grace
Between Sociology and Utopia
Utopia Denied 6 Utopia Revised
Utopia as Architecture
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Ruth Levitas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, founding Chair of the Utopian Studies Society Europe, and Chair of the William Morris Society. Her publications include The Concept of Utopia . In 2012 she received the Lyman Tower Sargent Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Utopian Studies.

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