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978-1-84467-033-8 / 9781844670338

Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

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Publisher:Verso

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Archaeologies of the Future, Jamesons most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age.

The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jamesons essential essays, including The Desire Called Utopia, conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jamesons project on the Poetics of Social Forms.

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