Utopian Studies 31 (1):164-193 (2020)

Abstract
Dystopias matter because they make us think. They help us to imagine and envisage how the present can change into something very nasty. … Dystopias thus interrogate the now and offer warnings and sometimes prophecies about the future; they are often the jeremiads of utopianism. But sometimes they offer glimmers of hope.One way of being anti-anti-utopian is to be utopian. It's crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better. … So by force of will or the sheer default of emergency we make ourselves have utopian thoughts and ideas. This is the necessary next step following the dystopian moment, without which dystopia is stuck at a level of political quietism...
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5325/utopianstudies.31.1.0164
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,391
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Dystopian Reality, Utopian Thought and Educational Practice.Marianna Papastephanou - 2008 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 27 (2-3):89-102.
‘Fear’ and ‘Hope’ in Graphic Fiction: The Schismatic Role of Law in an Australian Dystopian Comic.Cassandra Sharp - 2017 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 30 (3):407-426.
Utopian and Critical Thinking. [REVIEW]D. G. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):763-764.
Utopia, Counter-Utopia.Thomas Osborne - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (1):123-136.
Epistemological Aspects of Hope.Matthew A. Benton - 2019 - In Claudia Blöser & Titus Stahl (eds.), The Moral Psychology of Hope. London: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 135-151.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-04-13

Total views
6 ( #1,025,364 of 2,326,153 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #130,279 of 2,326,153 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes