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Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias

Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias

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  1. Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias “Utopia” (coined by Thomas More in 1516) comes from the Greek eu-topia (“good place”) and ou-topia (“no-place”) A negative utopia is a dystopia (“bad place”) An imaginary society with both good and bad features might be called a “mixtopia”

  2. Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Competing social systems and philosophies – socialist, capitalist, feminist, anarchist, technocratic, primitivist, etc. – as well as prevailing social trends, are often explored, criticised, or defended in utopian/dystopian fiction Many of the most celebrated works of science fiction, and indeed of literature per se, fall in this category One author’s utopia is often another author’s dystopia!

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