cover

The Utopian Constellation

Future-Oriented Social and Political Thought Today

Authors: el-Ojeili, Chamsy

  • Explores the future-oriented dimension of contemporary political thought, using the methodological lens of utopianism
    Demonstrates how this adds to our understanding of contemporary political currents, and demonstrates the utility of a utopian lens or ‘optic’ for the human sciences
    Deals with complex theoretical questions with considerable clarity and accessibility

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 9. Januar 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32516-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 9. Januar 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32515-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book examines the utopian dimension of contemporary social and political thought. Arguing for a utopian optic for the human sciences, el-Ojeili claims that major transformations of the utopian constellation have occurred since the end of the twentieth century. 

 

Following a survey of major utopian shifts in the modern period, el-Ojeili focuses on three spaces within today’s utopian constellation. At the liberal centre, we see a splintering effect, particularly after the global financial crisis of 2008: a contingent neo-liberalism, a neo-Keynesian turn, and a liberalism of fear. At the far-Right margin, we see the consolidation of post-fascism, a combination of “the future in the past”, elements of the post-modern present, and appeals to a novel future. Finally, at the far-Left, a new communism has emerged, with novel positions on resistance, maps of power, and a contemporary variant of the Left’s artistic critique.

 

The Utopian Constellation will be of interest to scholars and students across the human sciences with an interest in utopian studies, ideological and discourse analysis, the sociology of knowledge, and the study of political culture. 


About the authors

Chamsy el-Ojeili is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 9. Januar 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32516-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 9. Januar 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32515-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Utopian Constellation
Book Subtitle
Future-Oriented Social and Political Thought Today
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32516-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32516-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32515-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 161
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics