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Picture of Yesterday's Tomorrows

Yesterday's Tomorrows

On Utopia and Dystopia

Editor(s): Pere Gallardo, Elizabeth Russell
Contributors: Slawomir Kuznicki, Susanna Layh, Bulent Somay, Burcu Kayisci, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Barbara Klonowska,

Book Description

2012 was a year of financial crises and ecological disasters, of endings and forebodings. The world did not end on December 21st as the Mayan calendar predicted, but became the stage for new beginnings, utopian communities, protest groups and solidarity movements.

The essays in this book form an intertextual space for negotiating meaningful facts and fictions with an aim to understanding the present. Discussions focus on utopia and dystopia from literature and film, not only within the framework of science fiction but also critical theory, gender politics and social sciences.

The authors of these essays are international academics whose interest lies in utopian studies and who attended the 13th International Conference of Utopian Studies, “The Shape of Things to Come”, held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2012.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5588-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5588-X
Date of Publication: 01/04/2014
Pages / Size: 410 / A5
Price: £54.99


Pere Gallardo and Elizabeth Russell are both senior lecturers in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. They have co-organized and hosted two International Conferences for the Utopian Studies Society, in 2006 and 2012. Both have published articles and edited books in the area.