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A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. This book provides an exploration of, and exercise in, utopian thought.
- Not all historically previous utopias have contributed to this myth. Thomas More and William Morris are both cited later in the 9 chapter as providing utopian visions which transgress these definitions.
- The importance of the term ‘approach’ should be noted at this early stage. Descriptive statements perform creative acts. Naming a thing—giving a concept, idea or entity a name, description or category—is an act of creation. Descriptive, defining statements bring into being that which they (claim to) describe.
- 1 what I shall call the standard view of utopia is fundamentally flawed;
- the standard view is inappropriate to much of contemporary feminist utopianism and is, therefore, unnecessarily exclusive;
- the new approach offered in this book is more appropriate to contemporary feminist utopianism.1