Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World

Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World

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Utopias - whether philosophical, literary, or actual experiments - are attempts to solve all social problems. In the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center, unfolding corporate scandals, and other devastating shocks, it is natural to search for practical lessons in utopian literature. In this collection noted sociologists renew the call to develop an altruistic social order. They address a wide variety of topics as they look for viable utopian ideas that can be applied to today's society. Written in an engaging, jargon-free style, and directed to introductory sociology students as well as anyone concerned with social problems, the book provides both visionary ideals and insights for pragmatic decision-making as we venture into an uncertain future.Shaping a Better World Art Shostak. First, we are degrading the environment so fast the eartha#39;s future food supply may be lower, not higher, and the evidence for the ... At a minimum, it inspires people throughout the world to want it. ... todaya€” intriguingly, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshimaa€”by a news item that appeared as I was writing this essay. A U.S. government department, the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with advisors appointed by the White Houseanbsp;...

Title:Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World
Author: Art Shostak
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-11

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