volume 16, issue 1, P1-10 2003
DOI: 10.1177/0952695103016001002
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Ruth Levitas

Abstract: This introductory article discusses the contributions to this number in the light of some general issues arising out of recent writing on utopia. It notes the wide variety of views on the question of definition of utopia, ranging from the anti-utopian dismissal of it as totalitarianism to a broad and flexible vehicle of desire. It traces the shifting accents of utopia consequent on the move beyond modernity - a shift from time to space and from content to process. Only a flexible approach reflected in the var…

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