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This volume brings together articles on utopia and dystopia in a breadth of disciplines-history, literature, gender studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, and Native American Studies.
Utopia and dystopia are modes and resonances present in all parts of the world, not just Europe and white North America. Equally, utopian and dystopian thought and practice are and have always been gendered. Utopia, memory and temporality often intersect in strange and surprising ways.
Three dimensions are thus central to the enterprise undertaken in this volume:
- The relationship between utopia/dystopia and time/memory
- The focus on Europe and areas outside Europe at the same time
- The gendered analysis of utopia/dystopia
Contributors to this volume include prominent experts in fields as varied as Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Women?s Studies and Literature.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Barnita Bagchi
I: Utopia And Dystopia: Debates And Resonances
2. Utopia: Future And/Or Alterity Miguel Abensour
3. Echo Of An Impossible Return: An Essay Concerning Fredric Jameson?S Utopian Thought And Gathering And Hunting Social Relations Peter Kulchyski
4. Radicalism In Early Modern England: Innovation Or Reformation Rachel Foxley
5. Dystopia, Utopia, And Akhtaruzzaman Elias Novel Khowabnama Subhoranjan Dasgupta
6. Palestine: Land Of Utopias Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun
II: Engendering Utopia And Dystopia
7. `One Darling Though Terrific Theme`: Anna Wheeler And The Rights Of Women Theresa Moriarty
8. A Parliament Of Women: Dystopia In Nineteenth-Century Bengali Imagination Samita Sen
9. ?Empire Builder?: A Utopian Alternative To Citizenship For Early-Twentieth-Century British ?Ladies? Martine Spensky
10. Ladylands And Sacrificial Holes: Utopias And Dystopias In Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain?S Writings Barnita Bagchi
11. Utopia In The Subjunctive Mood: Bessie Head?S When Rain Clouds Gather Modhumita Roy
12. Globalization, Development, And Resistance Of Utopian Dreams To The Praxis Of Dystopian Utopia Marie-Claire Caloz-Tschopp