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Socialism the Active Utopia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date January 18, 2011
Pages 150
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415573085
ISBN-10 0415573084
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $54.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Rather than contributing to the long-standing discussion about the characteristics of the society that socialism proposes to establish, this Routledge Revival, initially published in 1976, aims to explore the impact of the 'living utopia' of socialism on the development of modern society. It begins with an analysis of the role of utopia in general, and of the socialist utopia in particular; Bauman considers the opposition between 'utopian' and 'scientific' social thought; He presents socialism as the 'counter-culture' of capitalist society; The book finally examines the reasons for the failure of socialism in its application to the peasant revolution in Russia. It then explores some possible forms that the socialist utopia might take in the industrial societies of the late twentieth century. Professor Bauman writes for those who want to understand the logic of the historical fate of socialism in the present century, who are concerned about the validity and vitality of socialist ideas on the development of modern society, and who are interested, and perhaps confused, by the cultural and ideological conflicts of the last few decades.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780415571630 Book cover for 9780841902404
 
1 edition from Routledge (December 15, 2009); titled "Socialism the Active Utopia"
9780415571630 | details & prices | 150 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $155.00
from Holmes & Meier Pub (December 1, 1975)
9780841902404 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.75
About: Arguing that "utopian" is frequently used as a pejorative term used to discredit whatever it describes, Professor Bauman describes the positive contributions of the utopian tradition to theories of society and especially stresses the important contribution of socialism to the history of utopian thought.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Routledge (January 18, 2011); titled "Socialism the Active Utopia"
9780415573085 | details & prices | 150 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $54.95
About: Rather than contributing to the long-standing discussion about the characteristics of the society that socialism proposes to establish, this Routledge Revival, initially published in 1976, aims to explore the impact of the 'living utopia' of socialism on the development of modern society.

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