By Zygmunt Bauman
Rather than contributing to the long-standing dialogue concerning the features of the society that socialism proposes to set up, this Routledge Revival, at the beginning released in 1976, goals to discover the impression of the ‘living utopia’ of socialism at the improvement of contemporary society.
- It starts off with an research of the position of utopia generally, and of the socialist utopia particularly;
- Bauman considers the competition among ‘utopian’ and ‘scientific’ social proposal;
- He provides socialism because the ‘counter-culture’ of capitalist society;
- The booklet ultimately examines the explanations for the failure of socialism in its program to the peasant revolution in Russia.
It then explores a few attainable types that the socialist utopia may perhaps take up the economic societies of the overdue 20th century. Professor Bauman writes should you are looking to comprehend the good judgment of the old destiny of socialism within the current century, who're inquisitive about the validity and power of socialist rules at the improvement of contemporary society, and who're , and maybe pressured, via the cultural and ideological conflicts of the previous couple of many years.
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