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Utopia/Dystopia:
Conditions of Historical Possibility
Edited by Michael D. Gordin, Helen Tilley & Gyan Prakash

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction: Utopia and Dystopia beyond Space and Time 1

PART ONE: ANIMA
CHAPTER 1: Fredric Jameson
Utopia as Method, or the Uses of the Future 21
CHAPTER 2: Jennifer Wenzel
Literacy and Futurity: Millennial Dreaming on the Nineteenth- Century Southern African Frontier 45
CHAPTER 3: Dipesh Chakrabarty
Bourgeois Categories Made Global: The Utopian and Actual Lives of Historical Documents in India 73
CHAPTER 4: Luise White
The Utopia of Working Phones: Rhodesian Independence and the Place of Race in Decolonization 94
CHAPTER 5: Timothy Mitchell
Hydrocarbon Utopia 117

PART TWO: ARTIFICE
CHAPTER 6: John Krige
Techno- Utopian Dreams, Techno- Political Realities: The Education of Desire for the Peaceful Atom 151
CHAPTER 7: Marci Shore
On Cosmopolitanism, the Avant- Garde, and a Lost Innocence of Central Europe 176
CHAPTER 8: David Pinder
The Breath of the Possible: Everyday Utopianism and the Street in Modernist Urbanism 203
CHAPTER 9: Igal Halfin
Stalinist Confessions in an Age of Terror: Messianic Times at the Leningrad Communist Universities 231
CHAPTER 10: Aditya Nigam
The Heterotopias of Dalit Politics: Becoming- Subject and the Consumption Utopia 250

List of Contributors 277
Index 281

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