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

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

Fredric Jameson


In an age of globalization characterised by way of the dizzying applied sciences of the 1st global, and the social disintegration of the 3rd, is the idea that of utopia nonetheless significant? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson’s such a lot massive paintings considering Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural good judgment of overdue Capitalism, investigates the advance of this manner due to the fact Thomas extra, and interrogates the features of utopian pondering in a post-Communist age. the connection among utopia and technological know-how fiction is explored throughout the representations of otherness … alien lifestyles and alien worlds … and a learn of the works of Philip okay. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and extra. Jameson’s crucial essays, together with “The wish referred to as Utopia,” finish with an exam of the opposing positions on utopia and an overview of its political worth at the present time.

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