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Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future. The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions, London, Verso, 2005. ISBN 1-84467-033-3 The utopian is a theme found throughout Jameson's prodigious oeuvre. One of the things Jameson does in his early text, Marxism and Form (1974), is track the role of the utopian in Western Marxism. This text reveals that the negativity of critical theory is always closely aligned with the utopian. Later, in The Political Unconscious (1984), Jameson famously asserted that even the libidinal force of Fascism and anti-Semitism has its deep roots in the utopian impulse. Postmodernism (1991) then revealed the totalizing and inescapable force of a reifying consumer capitalism whose only chink was an irrepressible, but fragile, utopian impulse. In The Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson provides an extended and comprehensive analysis of the utopian, his master concept. (1) Prior to this, his most systematic account of the utopian was to be found in his long essay titled "Utopia, Modernity, and Death". (2) While that essay clarifies the concept of the utopian, it does so within the limited historical context of Modernism; the present book is far broader in scope.

GENRE
Religie en spiritualiteit
UITGEGEVEN
2007
1 januari
TAAL
EN
Engels
LENGTE
23
Pagina's
UITGEVER
Ashton and Rafferty
GROOTTE
232,2
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