A space to discuss topics related to utopias, utopianism, utopian literature, utopian theory, and intentional communities.
The 2018 strike undertaken by academics working in the UK was the largest called in University and College Union history, lasting for fourteen days over 4 weeks, with 88% of members voting for strike action across 64 universities. This article explores how the campus at the University of Sussex during the time of this strike became a strange,…[Read more]
Quakers enjoy their work. They tend to work in places which share their ambitions to make the world a better place. But how do Quakers respond when things go wrong? What we find is that the work organisation sets out the terms upon which Quakers try to improve the world. Quakers generally accept these terms. But when Quaker and work horizons…[Read more]
Focusing on the new worker cooperative movement in the West, this study not only contains the first systematic discussion of the solidarity economy in the light of Marxist theory; it also introduces a major revision of Marxism that both updates it for the twenty-first century and illuminates our historical moment. It includes an analysis of the…[Read more]
Julio Lambing deposited Ökologische Lebensstil-Avantgarden. Eine kurze Analyse sozialökologischer Gemeinschaften und ihres Innovationspotenzials in the group Utopian Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
Subject of the study are intentional communities with a strong emphasis on sustainable development. The study explores ecovillages and other socio-ecological communities in their role as lifestyle avant-gardes and as pioneers of sustainable development. Main interest is both the sustainability and the innovation potential of such communities.…[Read more]