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Utopian Universities

Utopian Universities

Author: Miles Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350138650

Category: History

Page: 424

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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian

Author: Tom Moylan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.

From Greenwich Village to Taos

From Greenwich Village to Taos

Author: Flannery Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131778511

Category: Art

Page: 278

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Expands the picture of early American modernism well beyond New York City's dominant impact on the movement by revealing the rich and vibrant modernist art community that New York socialite Mabel Dodge Luhan created in her famous Taos, New Mexico, salon.

The ABC-CLIO World History Companion to Utopian Movements

The ABC-CLIO World History Companion to Utopian Movements

Author: Daniel Webster Hollis

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002882380

Category: History

Page: 303

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The ABC-CLIO World History Companion to Utopian Movements is a unique reference work devoted to actual and theoretical utopian movements. Detailed entries examine major utopian movements, significant utopian thinkers and literary works, and various sects, settlements, and communes. The more than 100 A to Z entries include: Diggers; Ecotopia; Fairhope Colony; Feminist Utopias; Futurism; Huguenot Utopias; Kibbutzim; Lunar Utopias; Millennialism; Native American Utopias; New Age Cults; Oneida Community; Ranters; Transcendentalism; and Welfare State.

The Human Potential

The Human Potential

Author: William Terry Couch

Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015049188512

Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 410

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