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SLAUGHTER, RICHARD. 2010. “FUTURES BEYOND DYSTOPIA”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Improvements in the quality - and relevance - of utopian thinking require explication of various costly constraints, such as cultural blinders, of which we are commonly ignorant. The artfully-done essay below highlights our unexamined commitment to a binary future (a "flat-land" view). It urges instead liberating outreach to outstanding science-fiction...

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Collective Behavior/Social Movements
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College 400

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