Utopianism Quotes Showing 1-4 of 4. Utopia confronts reality not with a measured assessment of the possibilities of change but with the demand for change. Wilde was right: 'A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at. ― Krishan Kumar, Utopianism. tags: change, future, perfection, politics, utopia. Utopia's value lies not in its relation to present practice but in its relation to a possible future.
This book argues that utopia should be seen as a much more specific tradition of social and political thought. Krishan Kumar was Professor of Social Thought at the University of Kent at Canterbury. It has cultural and historical boundaries. A Western concept, it arose in the West as a specific and highly original way of dealing with the novel problems of modern Western society. Its themes are the characteristic ones of modern Western social thought: power, inequality, democracy, science. But, as a form of imaginative fiction, its treatment of these themes is distinctive and compelling.
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Utopian socialism is the first current of modern socialism and socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabet, Robert Owen and Henry George. Utopian socialism is often described as the presentation of visions and outlines for imaginary or futuristic ideal societies, with positive ideals being the main reason for moving society in such a direction
What alternative traditions of social thought might exist? In examining the English case, we may get . Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from the Norman Conquest to the present.
What alternative traditions of social thought might exist? In examining the English case, we may get some insight not just into the peculiarities of the English but also into the way in which the history of sociology has come to be written and into some of the assumptions underlying the nature of sociology as a discipline. This study encourages reconsideration of pre-conceptions about nationalism and identity.
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Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that might compare with other concepts of nationhood, this book enquires into the origins of English national identity, partly by questioning the assumption of its long-standing existence
Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that might compare with other concepts of nationhood, this book enquires into the origins of English national identity, partly by questioning the assumption of its long-standing existence. It investigates the role of the British empire – the largest empire in world history – in the creation of English and British identities, and the results of its disappearance
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Krishan Kumar (born 1942 in Trinidad and Tobago) is a British sociologist who is currently Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia, where he holds the titles University Professor and William R. Kenan, J. Professor of Soci.
Krishan Kumar (born 1942 in Trinidad and Tobago) is a British sociologist who is currently Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia, where he holds the titles University Professor and William R. Professor of Sociology. Kumar was educated at William Ellis School in London and studied as an undergraduate at St John's College, Cambridge and for a master's degree at the London School of Economics.