Everyday utopias enact conventional activities in unusual ways instead of dreaming about a better world participants seek to create it as such their activities provide vibrant and stimulating contexts for considering the terms of social life of how we live together and are governed weaving conceptual theorizing together with social analysis davina cooper examines utopian projects as seemingly diverse as a feminist bathhouse state equality initiatives community trading networks and . Everyday utopias the conceptual life of promising spaces everyday utopias davina cooper duke university press feb 3 2014 social science 296 pages 0 reviews everyday utopias enact. Everyday utopias explores how everyday utopias sites enacting commonplace activities in egalitarian democratic or emancipatory ways contribute to a transformative politics through the concepts they put into practice and inspire. Everyday utopias deliberately directs our attention to those concepts which are not integrated into the self conceived raison detre of the various progressive spaces rather the concepts of interest are those incidentally pulled into play as the actualisation of the imperatives of the relevant dominant utopian ideal lead to engagements with other normative concepts these off centre concepts could cooper writes be thought of as oblique or even queer conceptual
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