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Routledge Library Editions: Utopias


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Routledge Library Editions: Utopias (6 volume set) contains titles, originally published between 1923 and 1982. It includes volumes focusing on Utopian fiction, both as a genre in its own right and also from a feminist perspective. In addition, there are sociological texts that examine the history of Utopian thought, from the writings of Plato and beyond, as well as specific examples of people who have tried to create Utopian communities.

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Journey through Utopia

Journey through Utopia

1st Edition

Marie Louise Berneri
December 03, 2019

In this title, originally published in 1950, the author has set out to give a description and a critical assessment of the most important (not necessarily the most famous) Utopian writings since Plato first gave, in his Republic, a literary form to the dreams of a Golden Age and of ideal societies ...

Routledge Library Editions: Utopias 6 Volume Set

Routledge Library Editions: Utopias 6 Volume Set

1st Edition

Various
December 03, 2019

Routledge Library Editions: Utopias (6 volume set) contains titles, originally published between 1923 and 1982. It includes volumes focusing on Utopian fiction, both as a genre in its own right and also from a feminist perspective. In addition, there are sociological texts that examine the history ...

The Elmhirsts of Dartington

The Elmhirsts of Dartington

1st Edition

Michael Young
December 03, 2019

Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst were the founders of Dartington - she the daughter of an American millionaire who was once Secretary to the US Navy; he the son of a Yorkshire parson and secretary to Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal before he married Dorothy. They were the twentieth century’s most ...

The History of Utopian Thought

The History of Utopian Thought

1st Edition

Joyce Oramel Hertzler
December 03, 2019

This book, originally published in 1923, embodies two related and yet distinct types of sociological endeavour. It is a study in the history of social thought, a field which had only been receiving serious and widespread attention in recent years, and attempts to give an historical cross-section of...

The Ways Out Utopian Communal Groups in an Age of Babylon

The Ways Out Utopian Communal Groups in an Age of Babylon

1st Edition

John R. Hall
December 03, 2019

A comparative analysis of both secular and religious communal groups in contemporary America, this study, originally published in 1978, shows that contemporary communalists stand in relation to collectivism much the same as early Protestants stood in relation to individualism – as the ...

Utopian Fantasy A Study of English Utopian Fiction since the End of the Nineteenth Century

Utopian Fantasy A Study of English Utopian Fiction since the End of the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Richard Gerber
December 03, 2019

This book, originally published in 1955 and reissued in 1973, is a study of the flourishing of an ancient literary form which had only recently been recognized and systematically studied as a proper genre – utopian fiction. Beginning with the imaginary journeys of writers like H. G. Wells at the ...

Women's Utopias in British and American Fiction

Women's Utopias in British and American Fiction

1st Edition

Nan Bowman Albinski
December 03, 2019

Utopian writing offers a fascinating panorama of social visions; and the related forms of dystopia and anti-utopian satire extend this into the range of social nightmares. Originally published in 1988, this comparative study of utopian fiction by British and American women writers demonstrates the ...

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