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The Resource Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century, Jay Winter

Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century, Jay Winter

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Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century
Title
Dreams of peace and freedom
Title remainder
utopian moments in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Jay Winter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the "major utopians" who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disparate groups of people trying in their own separate ways to imagine a radically better world. This original book focuses on some of the twentieth-century's "minor utopias" whose stories, overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past. The book is organized around six key moments when utopian ideas and projects flourished in Europe: 1900 (the Paris World's Fair), 1919 (the Paris Peace Conference), 1937 (the Paris exhibition celebrating science and light), 1948 (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), 1968 (moral indictments and student revolt), and 1992 (the emergence of visions of global citizenship). Winter considers the dreamers and the nature of their dreams as well as their connections to one another and to the history of utopian thought. By restoring minor utopias to their rightful place in the recent past, Winter fills an important gap in the history of social thought and action in the twentieth century."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, J. M
Dewey number
335/.020904
Index
index present
LC call number
HX806
LC item number
.W56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • Utopian socialism
Label
Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century, Jay Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • 1948 : Human rights
  • 5.
  • 1968 : Liberation
  • 6.
  • 1992 : Global citizenship
  • Epilogue : An alternative history of the twentieth century
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction : Minor utopias and the visionary temperament
  • 1.
  • 1900 : The face of humanity and visions of peace
  • 2.
  • 1919 : Perpetual war/perpetual peace
  • 3.
  • 1937 : Illuminations
Control code
65207048
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9780300106657
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006009254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300106657
Label
Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century, Jay Winter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • 1948 : Human rights
  • 5.
  • 1968 : Liberation
  • 6.
  • 1992 : Global citizenship
  • Epilogue : An alternative history of the twentieth century
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction : Minor utopias and the visionary temperament
  • 1.
  • 1900 : The face of humanity and visions of peace
  • 2.
  • 1919 : Perpetual war/perpetual peace
  • 3.
  • 1937 : Illuminations
Control code
65207048
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9780300106657
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006009254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300106657

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