Marked by the dispossessive and eliminationist imprint of what has been called “settler utopianism,” Butler's narrative registers the extent to which colonial propaganda or “booster” literature promoted New Zealand as an idyllic, preindustrialized, and
Nicholas J. Long
The metaworld Ultima Online was designed to foster 'tight communities' of inhabitants. So ware users frequently say it has done just that. Yet many users spend most of their time online alone, engaged in practices of self-realization, individuation, and skill maximization. Drawing on Wilde's utopian writings, I suggest that Ultima Online has fostered an emergent sociality of sympathetic individualism - but that characterizing this as 'community', 'friendship' and 'camaraderie' also allows users to engage with seemingly opposed communitarian tropes of the good life. This affords insights into how ethical imaginations influence emergent forms of human sociality.
Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer
utopian hopes, but may also confront a dystopian reality working in emerging market economies. Two strategies seem particularly relevant. The first strategy is conflict, “naming and shaming,” and other forms of direct targeting of firms ( Sasser et al
Myth and Reality in Shangri-La
Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell
intrepid travelers) continued to grow in the early years of the twentieth century, with the increasing number of written reports reaching the West often reinforcing the myth of a region not only “sacred” and “spiritual” but also with powerful utopian
The Conflict Between Ungdomshuset and Faderhuset
Stine Krøijer and Inger Sjørslev
This article is concerned with the idea of societal 'spaciousness' and its relationship to individual and collective autonomy. These issues are analyzed in the context of the eviction of a self-managed social center of left-radical activists in Copenhagen and the protests and public debate that followed. The authors find that societal spaciousness in Denmark is metaphorically associated with a house or a limited physical space. People should limit themselves in public space, as in a house, to 'make room' for all. Because youngsters are not conceived of as fully fledged political subjects who are able to conduct themselves appropriately in public space, they become a group of special concern. The authors argue that space should be conceived as a dimension of social relations, and that sociality relies on a temporal assemblage of people, things, and imaginaries with space.
Francio Guadeloupe and Vincent A. de Rooij
This essay argues that the way in which black, brown, and white youngsters in the Netherlands are taking on a new anti-essentialist version of black identity fabricated by the culture industry offers a mode of post-racialism in multicultural Europe. This new version of black identity is based upon the liberating potential in Black Atlantic music forms. Yet questions remain as to whether this potential is only temporary and whether it still bears traces of older modes of racial and gender exclusivism.
This article has two parts. The first discusses Thomas More's Utopia and its concern with human happiness. This is followed by an outline of what I mean by radical utopianism and how it has the power to defamiliarise our complicity with power
A Century of Anti–Human African Trypanosomiasis Campaigns in Angola
Jorge Varanda and Josenando Théophile
’ archival research and ethnographic fieldwork, this article explains why the goals of Angola's anti-HAT elimination and eradication campaigns can be considered ‘utopian dreams’. It also explores how such health programmes are linked to the emergence of the
The Case of the Transition Network in Portugal
Vera Ferreira and António Carvalho
narratives of socioecological transition displayed by participants of the Portuguese TN—utopianism, inevitability, and pessimism. Transition narratives can be understood as the ways in which participants envision the kinds of worlds they would like to bring
temporal borders between distant utopian futures and immediate political potentials was accompanied by the rapid diminishing of politicocultural distance and thus of what Henri Lefebvre called “perceived” and “lived” space. 14 Parisian politics and culture