On Failure and Revolution in Utopian Fiction and Science Fiction of the 1960s and 1970s

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Abstract

The article discusses the formal failure of fiction books in the 1960s and 970s along with their subjects. The failure is attributed to being non-utopian, revolutionary or utopian hope. Problems in the description of critical utopia include the presumption that earlier utopias were static exercises and they were dialogical and critical. In the novel "The Dispossessed," the failure of its own utopian politics was said to be shown in the inadeqaucy of the novel for actualising utopia and capitalistic patriarchal power embedded in its formal qualities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-15
JournalColloquy: text theory critique
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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