Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Since Thomas More's first use of the word utopia in 1516 it has conjured multiple and ambiguous connotations. Utopia and its defining antithesis dystopia can be articulations of what we wish to become or to avoid becoming, an investigation of hope and the potential for transformation. Utopias can evoke dichotomies between the liberal realisation and the impossible ideal (Kumar 1991); or a contrast between the concrete and closed social plan as opposed to the impetus toward hope in the small details of various cultural contexts (Jameson 2006).

(Source : Social Alternatives : Utopias Dystopias : Alternative Visions, 2009)

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    y Social Alternatives Social Alternatives : Utopias Dystopias : Alternative Visions vol. 28 no. 3 2009 Z1664048 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 3-7
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