Jameson is one of the world's most eminent cultural theorists, but he is also a peerless literary critic in the classical sense of the term. What will our cities look like after C? From community activism to greater surveillance measures and urban isolation, the current crisis has radically altered the way we move through our cities. Fredric Jameson on Ursula K.

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No eBook available Verso Amazon. Fredric Jameson is someone who is oft-cited in science fiction criticism, and as someone who is interested in the genre as a vehicle for imagining future utopias, I felt his work would be relevant to Read full review.

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Fredric Jameson. Verso , - Philosophy - pages. In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future , Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism , investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age.

The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.

Selected pages Title Page. Contents Varieties of the Utopian. The Utopian Enclave. Morus The Generic Window. Utopian Science versus Utopian Ideology. The Great Schism. How to Fulfill a Wish. The Barrier of Time. The Unknowability Thesis. World Reduction in Le Guin.

Longevity as Class Struggle. Philip K Dick In Memoriam. The Alien Body. Utopia and its Antinomies. Synthesis Irony Neutralization and the Moment of Truth.

Journey into Fear. The Future as Disruption. Fourier or Ontology and Utopia. History and Salvation in Philip K Dick. Fear and Loathing in Globalization. Thrift No preview available - Sherry , Eileen Fischer No preview available - The author of numerous books, he has over the last three decades developed a richly nuanced vision of Western culture's relation to political economy. He was a recipient of the Holberg International Memorial Prize. Bibliographic information. Archaeologies of the Future : The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions Fredric Jameson Verso , - Philosophy - pages 0 Reviews In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful?

Varieties of the Utopian.


Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. What is the work of the Utopian Imagination, of Utopian form , in contemporary politics and culture? Indeed, what is the Utopian imagination of late capitalism, or postmodernity? These questions are at the core of Fredric Jameson's brilliantly adroit latest book the concluding volume of his Poetics of Social Forms series, with Verso. Part One comprises an extended, systematic interrogation of Utopian form half of this happily weighty book.


Verso Books, F redric Jameson here continues his enquiry into the nature of the literary utopia and through his title casts himself as an archaeologist of narratives, digging behind surface accounts to find covert sequences and generally scrutinizing the working of ideology through narrative practice. The present volume is really two books in one. The overall effect is thus of several arguments ongoing from Jameson, all characterized by his usual theoretical precision and density of reference. For instance, in discussing the tendency of utopias to isolate themselves from the surrounding world, he takes the example of B.

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