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Envisioning Real Utopias

ISBN-10: 184467617X

ISBN-13: 9781844676170

Edition: 2010

Authors: Erik Olin Wright

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 6/14/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Erik Olin Wright is arguably the most prominent scholar analyzing the social impact of class in the United States, and his research has mainly involved large-scale quantitative investigations of various themes connected to social inequality. Wright is the author of many books, including Class Counts, Interrogating Inequality, and Classes. He has also organized what he calls the "Real Utopias Project," which explores a wide range of radical proposals for transforming the core institutions of contemporary society (and is also a series of books for Verso). In addition, he founded the A.E. Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin, whose mission is to foster dialogue between activists and academics and to encourage critical perspectives on contemporary social issues.

Preface
Introduction: Why Real Utopias?
The Tasks of Emancipatory Social Science
Diagnosis and Critique
What's So Bad About Capitalism?
Alternatives
Thinking About Alternatives to Capitalism
The Socialist Compass
Real Utopias I: Social Empowerment and the State
Real Utopias II: Social Empowerment and the Economy
Transformation
Elements of a Theory of Transformation
Ruptural Transformation
Interstitial Transformation
Symbiotic Transformation
Conclusion: Making Utopias Real
Bibliography
Index