Ideology and Utopia


Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136120289
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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Ideology and Utopia argues that ideologies are mental fictions whose function is to veil the true nature of a given society. They originate unconsciously in the minds of those who seek to stabilise a social order. Utopias are wish dreams that inspire the collective action of opposition groups which aim at the entire transformation of society. Mannheim shows these two opposing elements to dominate not only our social thought but even unexpectedly to penetrate into the most scientific theories in philosophy, history and the social sciences. This new edition contains a new preface by Bryan S. Turner which describes Mannheim's work and critically assesses its relevance to modern sociology. The book is published with a comprehensive bibliography of Mannheim's major works.

Lectures on Ideology and Utopia


Author: Paul Ricœur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780231060486
Category: Social Science
Page: 353
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Essays cover Marx, Karl Mannheim, Max Weber, Clifford Geertz, Louis Althusser, Jurgen Habermas, Henri de Saint-Simon, and Charles Fourier

Ideology and Utopia in the Poetry of William Blake


Author: Nicholas M. Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521620505
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 250
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This book considers Blake's poetry in the light of ideology critique and the traditions of Utopian thought.

Ideology and Utopia


Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113612036X
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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Ideology and Utopia argues that ideologies are mental fictions whose function is to veil the true nature of a given society. They originate unconsciously in the minds of those who seek to stabilise a social order. Utopias are wish dreams that inspire the collective action of opposition groups which aim at the entire transformation of society. Mannheim shows these two opposing elements to dominate not only our social thought but even unexpectedly to penetrate into the most scientific theories in philosophy, history and the social sciences. This new edition contains a new preface by Bryan S. Turner which describes Mannheim's work and critically assesses its relevance to modern sociology. The book is published with a comprehensive bibliography of Mannheim's major works.

Transformative Ecological Economics

Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia
Author: Ove Jakobsen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351794019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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When we look at the state of the world today, what is most evident is the fact that the major problems of our time – energy, environment, economy, climate change and social justice – cannot be understood in isolation. They are interconnected problems, which means that they require corresponding systemic solutions. Today’s global economy has brought about critical distress for ecosystems and societies and we have to go to the very root of the problems to find a way out. This volume develops a synthesized interpretation of ecological economics integrating different levels: (economic) system, (business) practice and the (economic) actor. It discusses how changes on a systems level are connected to changes in practice and development of individual consciousness. Transformative Ecological Economics delves into the insight and knowledge from different sources of inspiration (thermodynamics, Darwinism, anthroposophy and Buddhism) as well as into an integrated story describing and illustrating the core ideas, principles and values that characterize a utopian society anchored in ecological economics. Implementation of the deep changes demanded depends on our ability to write a new story, a utopian one for sure, but one which is in accordance with and based on the reality in which we live. This book will be of interest to those who study ecological economics, political economy and environmental economics.

Urban Utopias

Excess and Expulsion in Neoliberal South Asia
Author: Tereza Kuldova,Mathew A. Varghese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319476238
Category: Social Science
Page: 289
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This book brings anthropologists and critical theorists together in order to investigate utopian visions of the future in the neoliberal cities of India and Sri Lanka. Arguing for the priority of materiality in any analysis of contemporary ideology, the authors explore urban construction projects, special economic zones, fashion ramps, films, archaeological excavations, and various queer spaces. In the process, they reveal how diverse co-existing utopian visions are entangled with local politics and global capital, and show how these utopian visions are at once driven by visions of excess and by increasing expulsions. It’s a dystopia already in the making – one marred by land grabs and forced evictions, rising inequality, and the loss of urbanity and civility.

Ideology and Social Protests in Eastern Europe

Beyond the Transition's Liberal Consensus
Author: Veronika Stoyanova
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781351348973
Category: Civil society
Page: 192
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This book argues that the recent political mobilizations in Eastern Europe have been underpinned by a class struggle between a more conservative and a more radical line of contention. The latter line, the book contends, is designed by and for subaltern groups whose anti-systemic programme calls for not just the eradication of corruption, but for more participatory forms of democracy, for social justice, and for freedom from want. The former, on the other hand, is designed by powerful groups of intellectuals, for the middle classes whom the intellectuals see as the historical strata capable of advancing the 'catch-up' projects of modernization and Europeanization which they zealously champion. Based on a critical examination of recent political struggles, including a detailed case study of the 2013 protests in Bulgaria which focuses particularly on their internal antagonisms and drawing on the social theories of Antonio Gramsci and Ernst Bloch, the book provides shrewd insights into class antagonisms in political mobilizations, the distortive nature of ideological constructions and utopian longings, and the factors which propel many people to support projects for social change.

Utopian Horizons

Ideology, Politics, Literature
Author: Zsolt Cziganyik
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9633861810
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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The 500th anniversary of Thomas More?s Utopia has directed attention toward the importance of utopianism. This book investigates the possibilities of cooperation between the humanities and the social sciences in the analysis of 20th century and contemporary utopian phenomena. The papers deal with major problems of interpreting utopias, the relationship of utopia and ideology, and the highly problematic issue as to whether utopia necessarily leads to dystopia. Besides reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary utopian investigations, the eleven essays effectively represent the constructive attitudes of utopian thought, a feature that not only defines late 20th- and 21st-century utopianism, but is one of the primary reasons behind the rising importance of the topic. The volume?s originality and value lies not only in the innovative theoretical approaches proposed, but also in the practical application of the concept of utopia to a variety of phenomena which have been neglected in the utopian studies paradigm, especially to the rarely discussed Central European texts and ideologies.

The End of Ideology

On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties : with "The Resumption of History in the New Century"
Author: Daniel Bell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674004269
Category: Social Science
Page: 501
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This work first argued that the older humanistic ideologies from the 19th and early 20th centuries were exhausted, and that new parochial ideologies would arise. This 2000 edition argues that there is a resumption of history with the end of communism and the return of traditional conflicts.

Anarchy, State, and Utopia


Author: Robert Nozick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465063748
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age—liberal, socialist, and conservative.

Essential Works of Lenin

"What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings
Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119815
Category: History
Page: 372
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Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."

Sociology, Ideology and Utopia

Socio-Political Philosophy of East and West
Author: Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108073
Category: Philosophy
Page: 236
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This study in comparative social and political philosophy gives a well-argued account of how ideological and even utopian views are sociologically rooted and how this fact has been reflected in the social history of Asian countries like India and China and some Euro-American countries during the last two centuries.

Translating Orients

Between Ideology and Utopia
Author: Timothy Weiss
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802089588
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 249
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Weiss examines texts that reference Asian, North African, or Middle Eastern societies and their imaginaries, and, equally important, engage questions of individual and communal identity that issue from transformative encounters.

Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God

Fantasy and Ideology in the Bible
Author: George Aichele,Tina Pippin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134730489
Category: History
Page: 176
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This controversial book explores the presence of the fantastic in Biblical and related texts, and the influence of Biblical traditions on contemporary fantasy writing, cinema, music and art. The contributors apply a variety of critical concepts and methods from the field of fantasy studies, including the theories of Tolkien, Todorov, Rosemary Jackson and Jack Zipes, to Biblical texts and challenge theological suppositions regarding the texts which take refuge in science or historiography. Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God presents a provocative and arresting new analysis of Biblical texts which draws on the most recent critical approaches to provide a unique study of the Biblical narrative.

Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge


Author: Mannheim Karl 1893-1947
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781298515438
Category:
Page: 344
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Ideology and Utopia in the Twenty-First Century

The Surplus of Meaning in Ricoeur's Dialectical Concept
Author: Stephanie N. Arel,Dan R. Stiver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149857730X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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Paul’s Ricoeur’s Lectures on Ideology and Utopia are more pertinent than ever forty years later. The chapters in this book reflect the lectures’ original intricacy as the authors not only insightfully analyze them but also creatively apply them.

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century
Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300127515
Category: History
Page: 272
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In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the “major utopians” who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disparate groups of people trying in their own separate ways to imagine a radically better world. This original book focuses on some of the twentieth-century’s “minor utopias” whose stories, overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past. The book is organized around six key moments when utopian ideas and projects flourished in Europe: 1900 (the Paris World's Fair), 1919 (the Paris Peace Conference), 1937 (the Paris exhibition celebrating science and light), 1948 (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), 1968 (moral indictments and student revolt), and 1992 (the emergence of visions of global citizenship). Winter considers the dreamers and the nature of their dreams as well as their connections to one another and to the history of utopian thought. By restoring minor utopias to their rightful place in the recent past, Winter fills an important gap in the history of social thought and action in the twentieth century.