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The Utopian Corporation

Kenneth Lipartito

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues for historians to explore the ‘elective affinity’ between communal and utopian societies of 19th-century America and the managerial corporation. It explores the ways that American ... More


PATHS TOWARD UTOPIA

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The ontologies of Jewish music changed to reflect a transformation of the past into a utopian future at the end of the long nineteenth century, especially as World War I brought about the end of much ... More


Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Charles T Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the surprisingly similar expectations of religious and moral change voiced by major American thinkers from the time of the Puritans to modern times. These predictions of ... More


Assessing the Cosmopolitan Ideal

Claus Nielsen

in Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593859
eISBN:
9780191731457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593859.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the practical implications of the cosmopolitan ideal of a just world order, and discusses ‘the guidance critique’ of this ideal: the claim that cosmopolitan theories are too ... More


 Ritual and Sincerity

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon

in Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter turns directly to the tension between sincerity and ritual. Sincerity often appears as a reaction against the perceived hypocrisy of ritual; these reactions in turn tend to ritualize ... More


Distinguishing Hope from Utopian Aspiration: Revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr

Ian Markham

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter places John Gray in conversation with Reinhold Niebuhr. In Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, John Gray argues that Christianity provides much of the impetus for ... More


Cyber-Coolies and Techno-Populists

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the normative visions that animate globalization: namely, the cosmopolitan ideologies of global capitalism and labor's internationalist challenges to them. Using the idea of an ... More


A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch’s Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms’ Tales Will Always Be Relevant

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter examines the explorations of Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), the great philosopher of hope, and Theodor Adorno (1903–69), the foremost critical thinker of the Frankfurt School, ... More


Anticapitalist Utopias and Neotopias

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter studies the radical alternatives that can be found in the traditions of utopian thinking that have offered fully formed alternatives to a flawed present, from Thomas More to Ursula ... More


A Question Internal to Liberal Theory

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter draws a distinction between external and internal conceptions of political liberalism. While these two conceptions are often conflated by both political liberalism's critics and ... More


The Dark Sides of Cosmopolitanism

Rahul Rao

in Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560370
eISBN:
9780191721694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter offers a critical reading of currently hegemonic practices and understandings of liberal cosmopolitanism. It argues that the praxis of liberal cosmopolitanism assists in the consolidation ... More


The Invasion of Utopia: The Corruption of Siddha Medicine by Ayurveda

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is an exploration of the utopian elements of accounts of the history of siddha medicine. Siddha practitioners and authors of Tamil revivalism often locate the origins of siddha medicine on a ... More


Time and the Decline of Dharma

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the idea of decline of dharma. Social and moral decline underlined in Purāṇic cosmological time was consistently endorsed as characteristic of change over the four ages. ... More


Among the Everywheres: Global Crowds and the Networked Planet

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Building on Ch. 1, this chapter analyzes scientific texts, novels, films and poems between the 1960s and the 1990s that explore the relationship between local, national, and global forms of identity ... More


A Free Community of Equals?

Joshua Cohen

in Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581498
eISBN:
9780191722875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581498.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Rousseau proposes a political order that ensures the autonomy and security of each member. This chapter sets the stage for exploring the proposal by sketching a Hobbesian objection to Rousseau's ... More


The Millennial New World

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The opening chapter of this book defines millennialism in its broadest sense, encompassing apocalypticism, messianism, and utopia. The subsequent chapters explore a wide range of colonial and modern ... More


Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Akiba J. Lerner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is a book about our need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. This book also explores the ... More


Recognition and Realism

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Euripides' Electra. It argues that the play offers us a vision of egalitarianism premised on the claim that a man's virtue cannot be judged by his wealth or birth but only by ... More


Imagining Pan-Islam: Religious Activism and Political Utopias: Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture

James Piscatori

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture gives an overview of religious activism and political utopias. It begins by detailing the emergence of a political symbol, pan-Islam. The second section focuses on how Muslim politics ... More


City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

Michael J. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171814
eISBN:
9781400884315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. This book takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian town ... More


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