Alternative societies

Martell, Luke (2014) Alternative societies. In: Professorial lecture 14 May 2014.

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A distinctive characteristic of sociology is that it’s a critical discipline. But a question that criticisms of society imply is - what’s the alternative? This lecture will look at alternative societies implied by criticisms of existing ones. What is the role of utopianism? After the collapse of socialism in the late 20th century and the spread of capitalism and liberalism, is communism an alternative? Can we envisage a world with much less work, or no borders in the way of free movement? What alternative types of living are possible, economically, socially, educationally, politically, ecologically and that overcome divisions of class, gender and race?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 10:31
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:39

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