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By Zsolt Czigányik

The five hundredth anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia has directed awareness towards the significance of utopianism. This booklet investigates the chances of cooperation among the arts and the social sciences within the research of twentieth century and modern utopian phenomena. The papers take care of significant difficulties of reading utopias, the connection of utopia and beliefs, and the hugely problematical factor as to if utopia unavoidably results in dystopia. along with reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of up to date utopian investigations, the 11 essays successfully characterize the positive attitudes of utopian inspiration, a characteristic that not just defines overdue twentieth- and 21st-century utopianism, yet is among the basic purposes at the back of the emerging significance of the topic.

The volume’s originality and cost lies not just within the cutting edge theoretical ways proposed, but in addition within the sensible program of the idea that of utopia to a number of phenomena which were overlooked within the utopian stories paradigm, in particular to the not often mentioned valuable ecu texts and ideologies.

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