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  1.  1
    In and Against Eco-Apocalypse: On the Terrestrial Ecotopianism of Radical Environmental Activists.Heather Alberro - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):36-55.
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    Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien by Anna Vaninskaya.Christopher Lynch Becherer - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):120-124.
    Anna Vaninskaya's Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien brings together three major writers of fantasy and studies their treatment of temporality and mortality. This book is about our ongoing conversation regarding time and death and the unique ability for fantasy to tackle these biggest of subjects. If writers have long envisioned time as a river and death as the sea, for instance, what Vaninskaya's new book discusses is how fantasy allows us, through the use of impossible creations and (...)
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  3. Race and Utopian Desire in American Literature and Society Ed. By Patricia Ventura and Edward K. Chan.Aihua Chen - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):146-151.
    Due to Eurocentric definition of genre and context, many American utopian texts by writers of color have been underrepresented in the utopian scholarship. Moreover, the issue of race and utopia has not been given due attention in literary studies. However, in recent decades, many critics have reexamined and expanded the study of utopian thought to the texts written by writers of color. Race and Utopian Desire in American Literature and Society, edited by Patricia Ventura and Edward K. Chan, is a (...)
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    Form and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Spain: Utopian Narratives and Socio-Political Debate by Carla Almanza-Gálvez.Irene Gómez-Castellano - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):152-158.
    Although many important dieciochistas have devoted their attention to utopian texts written in Spain in the long eighteenth century, Form and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Spain: Utopian Narratives and Socio-Political Debate is the first book-length study of its kind. It is a book whose potential readership goes beyond the field of Spanish eighteenth-century specialists. It will interest global scholars in utopian studies and also Latin Americanists, especially those in the field of Colonial studies. The close reading of five utopian works...
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  5. How to Run a City Like Amazon and Other Fables Ed. By Mark Graham Et Al.Chelsea Haith - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):136-140.
    Theorizing the outcomes of future cities operated under the various business and technologies of different global corporations, How to Run a City Like Amazon and Other Fables offers not only an entertaining collection of ideas, but also a view to how else we might communicate research ideas and theory. Implicitly, the collection puts strain on the relevance of the academic publishing model for real-world research dissemination and public engagement. Being freely available online in PDF format on the independent publisher Meatspace (...)
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    Ideology and Utopia in the Twenty-First Century: The Surplus of Meaning in Ricoeur's Dialectical Concept Ed. By Stephanie N. Arel and Dan R. Stiver. [REVIEW]Darren Langdridge - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):132-136.
    Paul Ricoeur's philosophy, including notably the Lectures on Ideology and Utopia, has been rather underappreciated in the contemporary critical theory literature. This is in spite of some excellent attempts to highlight the value of his contribution to the field. In the Lectures on Ideology and Utopia Ricoeur brings two traditionally opposed concepts of ideology and utopia together in a dialectic, a move that is both innovative and radical. While the lectures were first delivered in Chicago back in 1975, they still (...)
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  7. Utopia as a Cosmopolitan Method in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men.Mónica Martín - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):56-72.
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    Enacting Utopia: Utopia's Investment in Canada's Land and Its Settlement-Building Past.Beth Moore Milroy - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):90-118.
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    The Nationality of Utopia: H. G. Wells, England, and the World State by Maxim Shadurski.John S. Partington - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):127-132.
    In The Nationality of Utopia, Maxim Shadurski considers the utopian writings of H. G. Wells within the context of cultural Englishness and the British liberal tradition. Shadurski, an associate professor of literary theory and comparative studies at Siedlce University, has edited The Wellsian, the journal of the H. G. Wells Society, since 2016 and published Utopiia kak model mira: granitsy i pogranichiia literaturnogo iavleniia in 2016. Curiously, given Shadurski's multinational heritage—a Belorussian by birthright who has published in Russian and English (...)
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    Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase.Hazel Perry - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):124-127.
    Peter Frase's Four Futures is a well-developed study of how a postcapitalist egalitarian society could be created. As the title suggests, the book is organized around four chapters detailing possible future societies. There are two utopian visions contained in chapters entitled "Communism" and "Socialism," and two contrasting dystopian worlds in "Rentism" and "Exterminism." Frase takes each of these societies in turn and analyzes the possibility of creating a utopian one, where humanity cares about finding a solution to the climate crisis (...)
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  11. Pour Une Morphologie du Genre Utopique [For a Morphology of the Utopian Genre] by Corin Braga.Doru Pop - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):158-160.
    Corin Braga is a professor of comparative literature and the head of one of the most important research centers exploring the imaginary in Romania. As he has published extensively on issues related to utopia, this thoroughly researched volume represents only a continuation of his previous works entitled Du para-dis perdu à l'antiutopie aux XVIe–XVIIIe siècles and Les antiutopies classiques. As indicated by the title of the reviewed book, this is a morphological approach to utopia, promising not only a structuralist reconstruction (...)
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    “To Make Discoveries in Those Latitudes”: Utopia and Settler Colonialism in Equality; or, a History of Lithconia.David Puthoff - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):73-89.
  13. Nowhere in the Middle Ages by Karma Lochrie.Lynn Staley - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):161-164.
    In Nowhere in the Middle Ages Karma Lochrie extends what is already an impressive set of forays into medieval culture. To studies of medieval sexuality, medieval secrecy, and The Book of Margery Kempe, she adds a probing analysis of utopianism by which she extends utopianism backwards into medieval thought and expands an understanding of the term by placing the medieval texts she has chosen in dialogue with Thomas More's Utopia. As Lochrie explains in the introduction, she aims not to restrict (...)
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    Utopia or Bust: Capitalocene, Method, Anti-Utopia.Darko Suvin - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):1-35.
  15. Bilder Einer Besseren Welt. Die Utopie Im Nichtfiktionalen Film by Simon Spiegel.Eckart Voigts - 2021 - Utopian Studies 32 (1):143-146.
    While the utopian fiction film is dominated by dystopian cautionary tales, the real home of the "eu-topian" film can be found in its nonfiction, documentary modes. This is one of the central tenets of this study of nonfiction utopian film that deserves a wide readership and maybe an English-language translation.1 Not only does it cover a widely neglected genre of films, it does so in a knowledgeable and stylistically elegant way, uncovering many texts along the way that turn out to (...)
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  16. From Utopian Island to Global Empire: Alex Garland's The Beach.Verena Adamik - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):457.
  17. Arthur C. Clarke by Gary Westfahl.Russell Blackford - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):631-637.
    Though Arthur C. Clarke was one of the science fiction field's most eminent and influential figures, his work attracts surprisingly little scholarly discussion. In his new study of Clarke's extensive oeuvre, Gary Westfahl points out that few previous books have been devoted entirely to Clarke's fiction, and even those concentrate on what are regarded as a small number of major works. They overlook much of Clarke's short fiction, and most were completed before significant new works appeared in the last thirty (...)
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    Dreamworlds of the Avant-Garde in 1920s Peru: Narratives of Modernity and Community in the Andes.Mauricio A. Castillo - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):532.
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    Political Uses of Utopia: New Marxist, Anarchist, and Radical Democratic Perspectives Ed. By S. D. Chrostowska and James D. Ingram. [REVIEW]Laurence Davis - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):640-643.
    The scholarly field of utopian studies has to date focused primarily on three broad varieties of utopianism: literary utopias, utopian social thought, and communal experiments. By comparison, the study of the relationship between utopia and politics has been relatively neglected. In his book Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction, published in 2010, Lyman Tower Sargent observes that at the time of writing there was no general study of the role utopianism plays in political theory. Nor, it may be added with due (...)
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  20. Borderlands Hyperbole, Critical Dystopias, and Transfeminist Utopian Hope: Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood and Valencia's Capitalismo Gore.Micah K. Donohue - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):553.
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    Utopic Dreaming on the Borderlands: An Anzaldúan Reading of Yuri Herrera's Signs Preceding the End of the World.Cordelia E. Barrera - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):475-493.
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    Utopic Dreaming on the Borderlands: An Anzaldúan Reading of Yuri Herrera's Signs Preceding the End of the World.Cordelia E. Barrera - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):475.
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    Utopian Views: Paolo Mantegazza's Techniques of the (Im)Possible.Albert Göschl - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):494.
  24. The Dystopian Imagination in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film by Diana Q. Palardy.Clint Jones - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):637-639.
    Diana Palardy's book is a remarkable work bringing contemporary Spanish interpretations of dystopia to a wider audience. Her work is incisive, thoughtful, and challenging in its analysis while remaining approachable. The text is broken into seven sections, each focusing on a particular narrative that provides a key element to Palardy's conclusion. Each section is delivered in manageable subsections that allow new readers to ease into the material while still providing for the rigor more familiar scholars will appreciate.The key themes of (...)
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    Equality, Liberty, and Fraternity: The Relevance of Edward Bellamy's Utopia for Contemporary Political Theory.Fernando Alberto Lizárraga - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):512.
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    Utopia, Religion, and Transcendence in Turkish Literature: Ruşeni Barkın, Molla Davudzade, and İsmail Gaspıralı.Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):593.
  27. Kim Stanley Robinson by Robert Markley.Chris Pak - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):658-664.
    In Kim Stanley Robinson, part of the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series published by the University of Illinois Press, Robert Markley ambitiously sets out to tell the story of Kim Stanley Robinson's oeuvre by offering a "mid-career report that traces the developing concerns in his fiction". The challenge of connecting the wide-ranging concerns of Robinson's fiction necessarily risks eliding or simplifying key elements of that story. Nonetheless, Markley is able to leverage Robinson's characteristic iteration over crucial narrative and critical (...)
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    A Critical Survey of Chilean Utopian Narrative.Gabriel A. Saldías & Carolina A. Navarrete - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):573.
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    City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America From the Puritans to the Present by Alex Krieger.Anna Turner & Patrick Schmidt - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):647-652.
    A recurring theme in the history of the United States, beginning with the settlements of Europe's religious dissenters, has been a compulsion to start over. Whether this manifests itself in antipreservationist sentiments in older cities or in the postwar romanticization of suburban sprawl, Americans have long displayed a distinct optimism about newness and growth. In City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present, Alex Krieger, an urban design professor at Harvard and a practicing urban (...)
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    Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought: Narratives of World Politics by Adam Stock.Thuy Cam Van Luong - 2021 - Utopian Studies 31 (3):652-658.
    "We live in dystopian times." With this striking statement, Adam Stock opens his latest work, Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought: Narratives of World Politics. To support this temerarious contention, Stock explores the generic conventions and themes of dystopian novels of the early to mid-twentieth century, from which readers recognize dystopia as a specific genre of fiction that has achieved a "symbolic cultural value in representing fears and anxieties about the future". Hence, the study of dystopian narratives will help readers (...)
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