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Segal, Howard P.

Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities

Segal, Howard P. - Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities, ebook

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This brief history connects the past and present of utopian thought, from the first utopias in ancient Greece, right up to present day visions of cyberspace communities and paradise.
  • Explores the purpose of utopias, what they reveal about the societies who conceive them, and how utopias have changed over the centuries
  • Unique in including both non-Western and Western visions of utopia
  • Explores the many forms utopias have taken – prophecies and oratory, writings, political movements, world's fairs, physical communities – and also discusses high-tech and cyberspace visions for the first time
  • The first book to analyze the implicitly utopian dimensions of reform crusades like Technocracy of the 1930s and Modernization Theory of the 1950s, and the laptop classroom initiatives of recent years

Keywords: Religious Studies, Utopian, cyberspace, Orwell, Huxley, dystopia, Modernization Theory, history of ideas, religion

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion
Page amount
224 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118234402
Printed ISBN
9781405183284

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