When we focus on the literary aspect of utopia, the fictional nature of utopian texts often appears as a problem in their interpretation (for the other aspects read here). The feature of fictionality makes some historians and social scientist ignore such texts when they look at fact and fiction being in a binary opposition. Literary …
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Utopia, utopianism and dystopia
Utopia and dystopia are not only literary categories. How they relate to social and political reality is a question of debate. The new book by Gregory Claeys opens a new chapter in this discussion with linking utopia to climate change and enhanced sociability.