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Everyday utopias enact conventional activities in unusual ways. Instead of dreaming about a better world, participants seek to create it. As such, their activities provide vibrant and stimulating contexts for considering the terms of social life, of how we live together and are governed. Weaving conceptual theorizing together with social analysis, Davina Cooper examines utopian projects as seemingly diverse as a feminist bathhouse, state equality initiatives, community trading networks, and a democratic school where students and staff collaborate in governing. She draws from firsthand observations and interviews with participants to argue that utopian projects have the potential to revitalize progressive politics through the ways their innovative practices incite us to rethink mainstream concepts including property, markets, care, touch, and equality. This is no straightforward story of success, however, but instead a tale of the challenges concepts face as they move between being imagined, actualized, hoped for, and struggled over. As dreaming drives new practices and practices drive new dreams, everyday utopias reveal how hard work, feeling, ethical dilemmas, and sometimes, failure, bring concepts to life.

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Everyday Utopias explores how everyday utopiasand#8212;sites enacting commonplace activities in egalitarian, democratic, or emancipatory waysand#8212;contribute to a transformative politics through the concepts they put into practice and inspire.

About the Author

Davina Cooper is Professor of Law and Political Theory at Kent Law School at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. She is the author of Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference; Governing Out of Order: Space, Law and the Politics of Belonging; and Power in Struggle: Feminism, Sexuality and the State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822355557
Author:
Cooper, Davina
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 photographs
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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