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The Resource Utopia, limited : romanticism and adjustment, Anahid Nersessian

Utopia, limited : romanticism and adjustment, Anahid Nersessian

Label
Utopia, limited : romanticism and adjustment
Title
Utopia, limited
Title remainder
romanticism and adjustment
Statement of responsibility
Anahid Nersessian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is utopia if not a perfect world, impossible to achieve? Anahid Nersessian reveals a basic misunderstanding lurking behind that ideal. In Utopia, Limited she enlists William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, and others to redefine utopianism as a positive investment in limitations. Linking the ecological imperative to live within our means to the aesthetic philosophy of the Romantic period, Nersessian{u2019}s theory of utopia promises not an unconditionally perfect world but a better world where we get less than we hoped, but more than we had. For the Romantic writers, the project of utopia and the project of art were identical. Blake believed that without limits, a work of art would be no more than a set of squiggles on a page, or a string of nonsensical letters and sounds. And without boundaries, utopia is merely an extension of the world as we know it, but blighted by a hunger for having it all. Nersessian proposes that we think about utopia as the Romantics thought about aesthetics{u2014}as a way to bind and thereby emancipate human political potential within a finite space. Grounded in an intellectual tradition that begins with Immanuel Kant and includes Theodor Adorno and Northrop Frye, Utopia, Limited lays out a program of 2adjustment3 that applies the lessons of art to the rigors of life on an imperiled planet. It is a sincere response to environmental devastation, offering us a road map through a restricted future. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nersessian, Anahid
Dewey number
809/.93372
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.U8
LC item number
N47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias in literature
  • Utopias
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • Utopias in literature
  • Utopias
Label
Utopia, limited : romanticism and adjustment, Anahid Nersessian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-258) 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
Rcsm, an introduction -- Worldfeel from Kant to Wordsworth -- Losing ground in Shelley's Revolt -- Bad taste. or varities of empire and anticolonialism -- Hazlitt's disappointment -- Narrating capital, reading Rcsm
Control code
889323983
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780674434578
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014028423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889323983
Label
Utopia, limited : romanticism and adjustment, Anahid Nersessian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-258) 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
Rcsm, an introduction -- Worldfeel from Kant to Wordsworth -- Losing ground in Shelley's Revolt -- Bad taste. or varities of empire and anticolonialism -- Hazlitt's disappointment -- Narrating capital, reading Rcsm
Control code
889323983
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780674434578
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014028423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889323983

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