The topoi of utopia : a topology of political tensions

  • Writing a positive account of utopias has always been a difficult and risky task. Utopias have always already been out of fashion and outside of time. Since 1989 at the latest, visions of utopia appear to have come to an end. Twenty years after Fukayama's 'end of history', this article re-assesses the potentially fruitful roles for utopia’s out-of-timeness. Focusing on the critical potential of utopias through the concept of tension, it argues that utopian thought must be conceptualized through its tensile connections both to the status quo of a given society and to its possible futures.

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Author:Martin Doll
Parent Title (English):Tension/Spannung / ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey. - Wien : Turia + Kant 2010. - (Cultural Inquiry ; 1) - ISBN 978-3-85132-616-1
Publisher:Turia + Kant
Place of publication:Wien
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2019/10/15
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/16
Tag:Brecht, Bertolt: Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat
Atopos; Eutopos; Outopos; Utopia
GND Keyword:Utopie; Owen, Robert; Heterotopie; Brecht, Bertolt; Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Page Number:20
First Page:207
Last Page:226
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen