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Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays

Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN 10: 0230203590 / ISBN 13: 9780230203594
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Title: Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 2009.

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Is it possible to create a different and better world? This innovative volume explores debates about the demise of utopia at the end of the twentieth century, and examines the potential renewal of political imagination and the utopian impulse today. The discussion is set in an enlarged and enriched frame that situates utopianism in relation to the complexities and challenges of globalization. Critically investigating many of the unacknowledged assumptions about the inevitability of our current social and political experiences, and this collection considers questions of hope and transformation associated with the utopian desire for social change. It explores the range of political responses that utopian actors have available in light of globalization - ranging from 'everyday life' to global politics, from anti-consumerism to cyber-utopianism. This book makes a timely contribution to considering the challenge of imagining a different and better way of living in a global age.


"An excellent collection by truly serious authors on an subject hitherto ignored." - Charles Lemert, Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University, USA 
"This collection of essays places the concept of utopia firmly at the centre of a critical understanding of the idea and process of globalization. More, it shows how the idea of utopia is central to critical social theory. It not only deserves, but needs, to be widely read." - Ruth Levitas, Professor of Sociology, Bristol University, UK
"The imaginative essays compiled in this bold study attest to the vitality of critical utopianism in the global age. Wide-ranging yet admirably focused, this collection makes an important contribution to the new transdisciplinary field of global studies." - Manfred Steger, Professor of Global Studies and Director of Globalism Research Centre Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

'This is undoubtedly a rigorous and thought-provoking collection of essays which should be essential reading for those wishing to engage critically with the concept of globalization.' - Political Studies Review

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