Filename: utopia.pdf
ISBN: 031212256X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 236
Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Utopia in PDF and EPUB This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows readers to explore in-depth the book's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception.


Filename: utopia.pdf
ISBN: 9781473370456
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Number of pages: 156
Author: Sir Thomas More
Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Download and read online Utopia in PDF and EPUB Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

More Utopia

Filename: more-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 0521525403
Release Date: 2002-09-30
Number of pages: 134
Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online More Utopia in PDF and EPUB A fully revised 2002 edition of one of the most successful volumes in the entire series of Cambridge Texts.

Utopia and the Ideal Society

Filename: utopia-and-the-ideal-society.pdf
ISBN: 0521275512
Release Date: 1983-07-28
Number of pages: 427
Author: J. C. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Utopia and the Ideal Society in PDF and EPUB This book opens with an attempt to give clarity, substance and precision to the definition of utopia by isolating its characteristics in contrast with those of other forms of ideal society. The value of these distinctions is shown in a detailed re-examination of the sixteenth-century European writers who developed the re-emergent form of utopia.

Narrating Utopia

Filename: narrating-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 0853235945
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 268
Author: Christopher S. Ferns
Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Download and read online Narrating Utopia in PDF and EPUB Utopian societies exhibit a variety of ways of organizing the financial, political and emotional relationships between people. For all this diversity, however, one thing that exhibits far less variation is the story, the framing narrative that accounts for how the narrator reaches the more perfect society and obtains the opportunity to witness its distinctive excellences. Narrating Utopia is about that story, the curious hybrid of the traveler’s tale and the classical dialogue that emerges in the Renaissance, but whose outlines remain clearly apparent even in some of the most recent utopian writing. "... a well-written and worthy addition to the filed of utopian studies."—SFRA Review

The Philosophy of Utopia

Filename: the-philosophy-of-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 0714681695
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 265
Author: Barbara Goodwin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online The Philosophy of Utopia in PDF and EPUB This collection addresses the important function of utopianism in social and political philosophy and includes debate on what its future role will be in a period dominated by dystopian nightmare scenarios.

Utopia in Performance

Filename: utopia-in-performance.pdf
ISBN: 9780472025572
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Number of pages: 248
Author: Jill Dolan
Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Download and read online Utopia in Performance in PDF and EPUB "Jill Dolan is the theatre's most astute critic, and this new book is perhaps her most important. Utopia in Performance argues with eloquence and insight how theatre makes a difference, and in the process demonstrates that scholarship matters, too. It is a book that readers will cherish and hold close as a personal favorite, and that scholars will cite for years to come." ---David Román, University of Southern California What is it about performance that draws people to sit and listen attentively in a theater, hoping to be moved and provoked, challenged and comforted? In Utopia in Performance, Jill Dolan traces the sense of visceral, emotional, and social connection that we experience at such times, connections that allow us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic sentiment might become motivation for social change. She traces these "utopian performatives" in a range of performances, including the solo performances of feminist artists Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, and Peggy Shaw; multicharacter solo performances by Lily Tomlin, Danny Hoch, and Anna Deavere Smith; the slam poetry event Def Poetry Jam; The Laramie Project; Blanket, a performance by postmodern choreographer Ann Carlson; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; and Deborah Warner's production of Medea starring Fiona Shaw. While the book richly captures moments of "feeling utopia" found within specific performances, it also celebrates the broad potential that performance has to provide a forum for being human together; for feeling love, hope, and commonality in particular and historical (rather than universal and transcendent) ways.

More s Utopia

Filename: more-s-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 0802083765
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 269
Author: Dominic Baker-Smith
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Download and read online More s Utopia in PDF and EPUB 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.


Filename: utopia.pdf
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000043174
Release Date: 1869
Number of pages: 168
Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)

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The Concept of Utopia

Filename: the-concept-of-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 3039113666
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Number of pages: 264
Author: Ruth Levitas
Publisher: Peter Lang

Download and read online The Concept of Utopia in PDF and EPUB Originally published: London: Philip Allan, 1990.

The Politics of Utopia

Filename: the-politics-of-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 3039110802
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 325
Author: Barbara Goodwin
Publisher: Peter Lang

Download and read online The Politics of Utopia in PDF and EPUB This book provides both an introduction to utopianism and a general perspective on radical political thought. Vigorously disputing the widespread conviction that utopianism is a fantasy with no relevance to modern political life and thought, the authors argue that it is a concept whose special virtue lies in its capacity to transcend the limitations of present circumstances, to inspire alternative thinking and to open up new directions for political action. This book develops an approach which relates social causes to political theory and practice. The first part discusses utopianism as a form of political theory with unique characteristics and the ability to transcend the present. The second part considers utopianism as an expression of fundamental social impulses and as an ingredient of modern political movements. The third part offers a defence of utopianism as both theory and practice, and argues for its use to counteract the pragmatism and narrow empiricism which often passes for political -realism- in modern societies. This reissue of a popular and well-received landmark text contains a new preface."


Filename: utopia.pdf
ISBN: 9781775412267
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Sir Thomas More
Publisher: The Floating Press

Download and read online Utopia in PDF and EPUB Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 in Latin. His Utopia is a fictional island, whose society, religion and politics he explores. Critics do not believe that the island depicted More's idea of the perfect society, but rather that he hoped to throw the politics of his own time into a new light by contrasting them with his imagined island society. The work references Plato's Republic.

Paths in Utopia

Filename: paths-in-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 0815604211
Release Date: 1950
Number of pages: 152
Author: Martin Buber
Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Download and read online Paths in Utopia in PDF and EPUB In this work, Buber expounds upon and defends the Zionist experiment - a federal system of communities on a co-operative basis. He looks to the anarchists Proudhon, Kropotkin and Gustav Landauer, but selects only that part of their doctrines appropriate to his case.

The Utopia

Filename: the-utopia.pdf
ISBN: UCSC:32106005426264
Release Date: 1912
Number of pages: 346
Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)

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From Apology to Utopia

Filename: from-apology-to-utopia.pdf
ISBN: 9781139447645
Release Date: 2006-02-02
Number of pages:
Author: Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online From Apology to Utopia in PDF and EPUB This book presents a critical view of international law as an argumentative practice that aims to 'depoliticise' international relations. Drawing from a range of materials, Koskenniemi demonstrates how international law becomes vulnerable to the contrasting criticisms of being either an irrelevant moralist Utopia or a manipulable façade for State interests. He examines the conflicts inherent in international law - sources, sovereignty, 'custom' and 'world order' - and shows how legal discourse about such subjects can be described in terms of a small number of argumentative rules. This book was originally published in English in Finland in 1989 and though it quickly became a classic, it has been out of print for some years. In 2006, Cambridge was proud to reissue this seminal text, together with a freshly written Epilogue in which the author both responds to critiques of the original work, and reflects on the effect and significance of his 'deconstructive' approach today.