“ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE”: FREDRIC JAMESON BOOK

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Archaeologies of the Future:

The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

Fredric Jameson (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Certainly among the most stunning studies of utopia and science fiction ever produced… a vast treasure trove of a book. — Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books

Product Description

Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson’s project on the Poetics of Social Forms. In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful?

Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson’s most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of otherness … alien life and alien worlds … and a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson’s essential essays, including “The Desire Called Utopia,” conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.

Product Details:

· Paperback: 431 pages

· Publisher: Verso; First Paperback Edition

· April 17 2007

· Language: English

· ISBN-10: 1844675386

· ISBN-13: 978-1844675388

Archaeologies of the Future:

The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

Fredric Jameson (Author)

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