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Yet, one suspects that it will ultimately prove just as influential, if not more, to scholars interested in utopianism.
Yet Monaca also points out that Levy's utopianism also made him an unpopular figure for study--suggesting that scholars have downplayed or questioned the significance of his Pilgrimage community.
In a significant scholarly shift, studies of utopianism in other cultures have been more actively pursued in the last decade or so.
Ma has in many places identified feminism with utopianism, fantasy, and, finally, with illusion.
Even with his display of an impressive range of analytical or theoretical dexterity throughout the book, Brown never manages to account fully for his leap from a basic Hegelian or Marxist program--negation as the engine in what turns out to be the positive, totalizing utopia in historical or even material dialectic--to negation as the temporary suspension of positive history such that a negative utopianism is allowed temporarily to emerge.
believes that utopianism has played a generally positive role throughout human history and wonders what the future of socialist utopianism can be after the collapse of Marxist-Leninism.
Although Jacoby manages to make his case for a utopianism that is at once mystical and practical, what he arrives at is surely more pragmatic than mystical, and so practical as to seem decidedly un-utopian.
Utopianism stems from discontent with one's society.
In an essay on three books on American utopianism (also under review here), the writer Akash Kapur held that the best alternative to utopianism was bourgeois "meliorism," glacial improvement rather than revolutionary re-founding.
The book opens with a glance at some recent scholarship on utopianism in China, Japan, and Latin America and then offers a brief overview of some of the most familiar earlier utopian thinkers from Europe, especially in terms of their views on science and technology.
They examine the concept of theorizing utopianism, think about utopianism, consider utopia and the public sphere, or question how to "write" dystopia/utopia.
Among the many recently published scholarly studies exploring various aspects of the cinema of reunified Germany, Mary O'Brien's Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent situates itself at the heart of contemporary debates about recent German history, focusing on history films that thematically deal with the two enduring social phenomena of the nation's traumatic past: (Marxist) utopianism and (anti-state) dissent.