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Utopias -

Related categories: Politics & Philosophy / Changing the World /
Related booklists: Alternative Futures,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Utopia: The History of an Idea by Gregory Claeys
    Utopia: The History of an Idea - by Gregory Claeys

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780500295526 | ISBN 10: 0500295522

    A compelling history of a perennially powerful idea: the quest for the ideal society.   We have always dreamed of better societies. Philosophers, poets, reformers, architects and artists have imagined them in intricate detail, from Asia to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Practical Utopia Strategies for a Desirable Society by Michael Albert
    Practical Utopia Strategies for a Desirable Society - by Michael Albert

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781629633817 | ISBN 10: 162963381x

    Michael Albert’s latest work, Practical Utopia is a succinct and thoughtful discussion of ambitious goals and practical principles for creating a desirable society. It presents concepts and their connections to current society; visions of what can ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain
    Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias - by Jacqueline Yallop

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099584636 | ISBN 10: 0099584638

    Twenty years ago, Jacqueline Yallop was leading guided walks at Nenthead, one of a network of ‘model’ villages which sprang up across Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A life-long fascination was born.   From Scotland’s N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anarchism and Utopianism by Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna (Editors)
    Anarchism and Utopianism - by Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780719096679 | ISBN 10: 0719096677

    This collection of original essays examines the relationship between anarchism and utopianism, exploring the intersections and overlaps between these two fields of study and providing novel perspectives for the analysis of both. The book opens with a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia (Second Edition) by Thomas More; Translated and Introduced by Clarence H. Miller
    Utopia (Second Edition) - by Thomas More; Translated and Introduced by Clarence H. Miller

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300186109 | ISBN 10: 030018610x

    Saint Thomas More’s Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism and serves as a key text in survey courses on Western intellectual history, the Renaissance, political theory, and many other subjects. Preeminent More scholar Clarenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox
    The Village Against the World - by Dan Hancox

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781682982 | ISBN 10: 1781682984

    The extraordinary story of Marinaleda, a communist utopia against all the odds.  One hundred kilometres from Seville lies the small village of Marinaleda, which for the last thirty-five years has been the centre of a tireless struggle to create a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia as Method: The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society by Ruth Levitas
    Utopia as Method: The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society - by Ruth Levitas

    £39.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780230231979 | ISBN 10: 0230231977

    In this major new work by one of the leading writers on Utopian Studies, Ruth Levitas argues that a prospective future of ecological and economic crises poses a challenge to the utopian imaginary, to conceive a better world and alternative future. &n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia by Ross Bradshaw (Editor)
    Utopia - by Ross Bradshaw (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907869501 | ISBN 10: 1907869506

    *** Includes a chapter from our very own Mandy!! ***   The second annual themed compendium of writing by Five Leaves’ authors and friends. The first, Maps, received positive reviews in the Guardian and Time Out, and sold out twice in its ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idler 45: The Utopia Issue by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)
    The Idler 45: The Utopia Issue - by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)

    £25.00   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780954845636 | ISBN 10: 0954845633

    Idler 45 is a sumptuously produced collection of essays loosely themed around the idea of utopia. As well as fresh modern contributions, we have republished excerpts from Thomas More's Utopia and William Morris's News From Nowhere.  It features a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright
    Envisioning Real Utopias - by Erik Olin Wright

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844676170 | ISBN 10: 184467617x

    Rising inequality of income and power, along with the recent convulsions in the finance sector, have made the search for alternatives to unbridled capitalism more urgent than ever. Yet there has been a global retreat by the Left: on the assumption th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia (Pocket Essentials) by Merlin Coverley
    Utopia (Pocket Essentials) - by Merlin Coverley

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781842433164 | ISBN 10: 1842433164

    From the novel to the political manifesto, from satire to science fiction, utopia has always reflected the age that gave rise to it.   The Pocket Essential Utopia takes the reader on a journey through these imaginary worlds, charting the prog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia by Thomas More
    Utopia - by Thomas More

    £4.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141043692 | ISBN 10: 0141043695

    In Utopia Thomas More painted a fantastical picture of a distant island where society is perfected and people live in harmony, yet its title means 'no place', and More's hugely influential work was ultimately an attack on his own corrupt, dangerous t ... more

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  • Cover image of book News from Nowhere by William Morris
    News from Nowhere - by William Morris

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199539192 | ISBN 10: 0199539197

    'The only English utopia since More's that deserves to be remembered as literature.' News from Nowhere (1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris.  The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Gu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century by Jay Winter
    Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century - by Jay Winter

    £17.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780300126020 | ISBN 10: 0300126026

    In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the “major utopians” who murdered millions in their attempts to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Villages of Vision: A Study of Strange Utopias by Gillian Darley
    Villages of Vision: A Study of Strange Utopias - by Gillian Darley

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780907123507 | ISBN 10: 0907123503

    All over Britain and Ireland there are planned villages: for aesthetic, philanthropic or political reasons, for convenience and for ideals – the best known being Portmeirion, Port Sunlight, New Lanark and Bournville. Gillian Darley covers many hundre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Visions of the City: Utopianism, Power & Politics in 20th Century Urbanism by D A Pinder
    Visions of the City: Utopianism, Power & Politics in 20th Century Urbanism - by D A Pinder

    £32.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780748614882 | ISBN 10: 0748614885

    Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. Such ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island by Aldous Huxley
    Island - by Aldous Huxley

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099477778 | ISBN 10: 0099477777

    For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with eastern philosophy and humanism to create a paradise ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia Britannica: British Utopian Experiments 1325-1945 by Chris Coates
    Utopia Britannica: British Utopian Experiments 1325-1945 - by Chris Coates

    £16.50   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780951494585 | ISBN 10: 0951494589

    This book provides a wealth of information about communities, communes & co-operatives, of all types and scales, that existed in the UK from the 14th century until World War II. It brings the various characters to life, assisted by plenty of photogra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Faber Book of Utopias by John Carey
    The Faber Book of Utopias - by John Carey

    £20.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780571203178 | ISBN 10: 0571203175

    Every age has its utopias, from Plato's Republic to contemporary sci-fi visions. In this spellbinding anthology John Carey charts the course of every conceivable dream world - whether communist, fascist, anarchist, green, golden age, techno-fantastic ... more

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