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Long read review: utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin by Miguel Abensour

Schneider, Nicolas (2018) Long read review: utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin by Miguel Abensour. LSE Review of Books (01 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Originally published almost twenty years ago, in Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin author Miguel Abensour confronts the concept of utopia popularised in Thomas More’s 1516 book with Walter Benjamin’s attempt to rescue it from ruin prior to World War Two. In this long read review, Nicolas Schneider examines Abensour’s invitation to understand utopia not as a scheme for a future society but rather as a relational category that functions as an uncanny doubling of present reality.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90081

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