Dystopia: A Natural History

Gregory Claeys (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
July 03, 2018
Pages
576
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780198820475

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About the Author


Born in France, and educated in Canada and the UK, Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. A historian of British radicalism and socialism from 1750 to the present, he is the author of eight books and editor of some fifty volumes, mostly of primary sources. He has written studies of Robert Owen and Owenism, Thomas Paine, and John Stuart Mill, as well as of utopianism. He has been visiting professor at the Australian National University, Keio University, Tokyo, the University of Hanoi, and Peking University.

Reviews


"This dense, interdisciplinary, ambitious and impressive book does many things at the same time ... The exposition is highly readable ... an exceedingly rich volume" -- Antonello La Vergata, History


"The compendious book shines ... when Claeys is analyzing or at least cataloging possible sources of the twentieth-century perception of this-worldly dystopia ... Dystopias, Claeys rightly thinks, usefully function to help keep the worst at bay in a derelict time. For anyone who hopes that future days will dawn again for the better ... it is a strangely uplifting lesson." -- Samuel Moyn, Journal of Modern History