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The Revival of Political Imagination : Utopia as Methodology (2020)

Eskelinen, T. (Ed.). (2020). The Revival of Political Imagination : Utopia as Methodology. Zed Books.

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All authors or editors: Eskelinen, Teppo

ISBN: 978-1-78699-959-7

eISBN: 978-1-78699-956-6

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 173

Publisher: Zed Books

Place of Publication: London

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

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The Revival of Political Imagination offers a unique examination of the methodological aspects of utopia. Discussing utopia as a tool for social criticism, method and imaginative spaces - rather than in terms of its content - this volume analyses the function of utopias, to develop utopias as methodology and to show how instrumental utopian modes of thought can be in such diverse fields such as education, labour, and housing.

Including discussions of traditional and contemporary utopias, as well as various forms of expression of utopian hope, from literature to social science and cultural practices, The Revival of Political Imagination is both analytical and practical in its elucidation of how political theory can function to foster our imaginative skills.

Keywords: utopias; imagination; social criticism; political philosophy; social philosophy; social theories; methodology; social sciences

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Reporting Year: 2020

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