Everyday Utopia

Everyday Utopia: Better Ways of Living Equally

Social Sciences & Sociology, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 16/05/2024
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Synopsis

Anthropologist Kristen Ghodsee looks at pioneering experiments in communal living to present a rousing argument for rethinking what we mean by home.‘A must-read’ THOMAS PIKETTY ‘Just wonderful’ ANGELA SAINIThroughout history and around the world today, forward-thinking communities have pioneered alternative ways of living together, sharing property and raising children. In Everyday Utopia, anthropologist Kristen Ghodsee explores what we can learn from these experiments – from the ancient Greek commune founded by Pythagoras to the trail-blazing feminists of the French Revolution, from the cohousing movement in contemporary Denmark to the flourishing ecovillages of Colombia and Portugal. She shows why utopian thinking is essential to making a fairer world and that many of the best ways of getting there begin at home.‘This warm, intelligent and lucid book takes us on a deep dive into how people have created better systems for living – systems that actually work’ ROBERT WALDINGER, author of The Good Life and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Developmet‘Exhilarating. A powerful reminder that dreaming of better worlds is not just some fantastical project but also a very serious political one’ REBECCA TRAISTER, author of Good and Mad‘Splendid. Invigorating writing for a cheerless era' YANIS VAROUFAKIS, author of Technofeudalism‘A vision of what our future could be if we dare to dream’ SUSAN NEIMAN, Left Is Not Woke

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529925487
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 284g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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