Utopia

Originally Printed in Latin, 1516

Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utopias

Page: 168

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Carlos Garaicoa

la ruina, la utopía

Author: Carlos Garaicoa,José Ignacio Roca,Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conceptual art

Page: 118

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Utopia

Author: Thomas More

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110702

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

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DIV16th-century classic by English ecclesiastic and scholar envisioned a tolerant, patriarchal island kingdom free of private property, violence, bloodshed and vice. Forerunner of many later attempts. /div
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More: Utopia

Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint),Thomas More

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521525404

Category: History

Page: 134

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A fully revised edition of one of the most successful volumes in the entire series of Cambridge Texts.
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Between Dream and Nature

Essays on Utopia and Dystopia

Author: Dominic Baker-Smith,C. C. Barfoot

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789062039593

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 228

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Utopia, New Jersey

Travels in the Nearest Eden

Author: Perdita Buchan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543959

Category: History

Page: 257

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Utopia. New Jersey. For most people—even the most satisfied New Jersey residents—these words hardly belong in the same sentence. Yet, unbeknown to many, history shows that the state has been a favorite location for utopian experiments for more than a century. Thanks to its location between New York and Philadelphia and its affordable land, it became an ideal proving ground where philosophical and philanthropical organizations and individuals could test their utopian theories. In this intriguing look at this little-known side of New Jersey, Perdita Buchan explores eight of these communities. Adopting a wide definition of the term utopia—broadening it to include experimental living arrangements with a variety of missions—Buchan explains that what the founders of each of these colonies had in common was the goal of improving life, at least as they saw it. In every other way, the communities varied greatly, ranging from a cooperative colony in Englewood founded by Upton Sinclair, to an anarchist village in Piscataway centered on an educational experiment, to the fascinating Physical Culture City in Spotswood, where drugs, tobacco, and corsets were banned, but where nudity was widespread. Despite their grand intentions, all but one of the utopias—a single-tax colony in Berkeley Heights—failed to survive. But Buchan shows how each of them left a legacy of much more than the buildings or street names that remain today—legacies that are inspiring, surprising, and often outright quirky.
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More's Utopia

Author: Dominic Baker-Smith,Renaissance Society of America

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083760

Category: History

Page: 269

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This study plac Utopia in the context of early sixteenth-century Europe and the intellectual preoccupations of More?s own humanist circle, and clarifying those sources in classical and Christian political thought that provoked his writing.
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Utopia/Dystopia

Conditions of Historical Possibility

Author: Michael D. Gordin,Helen Tilley,Gyan Prakash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834952

Category: History

Page: 312

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The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality, the book treats these concepts as historically grounded categories and examines how individuals and groups throughout time have interpreted utopian visions in their daily present, with an eye toward the future. From colonial and postcolonial Africa to pre-Marxist and Stalinist Eastern Europe, from the social life of fossil fuels to dreams of nuclear power, and from everyday politics in contemporary India to imagined architectures of postwar Britain, this interdisciplinary collection provides new understandings of the utopian/dystopian experience. The essays look at such issues as imaginary utopian perspectives leading to the 1856-57 Xhosa Cattle Killing in South Africa, the functioning racist utopia behind the Rhodesian independence movement, the utopia of the peaceful atom and its global dissemination in the mid-1950s, the possibilities for an everyday utopia in modern cities, and how the Stalinist purges of the 1930s served as an extension of the utopian/dystopian relationship. The contributors are Dipesh Chakrabarty, Igal Halfin, Fredric Jameson, John Krige, Timothy Mitchell, Aditya Nigam, David Pinder, Marci Shore, Jennifer Wenzel, and Luise White.
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