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    Anxiety about the future is nothing new. In fact, Gregory Claeys writes: “A history of collective anxiety is a subset of mankind’s emotional history.” Anxiety has most frequently been expressed collectively about the outsider or collective other to one’s in group. If Utopias tend to be characterized by their idealized vision of sociability people submerged almost fully and happily in a collectivity, which happens

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    Dystopia has spawned some great novels: Nineteen Eighty Four, A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale, but very little on the idea of dystopia itself… at least up till now. In Dystopia: A Natural History, Gregory Claeys gives us an in depth study into the meaning of dystopia and how it has

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Dystopia A Natural History A Natural Epub #224 is the first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia Taking the term to encompass both a literary tradition of satirical works mostly on totalitarianism as well Dystopia PDFEPUBas real despotisms and societies in a state of disastrous collapse this volume redefines thecentral concepts and the chronology of the genre and offers a paradigm shifting understanding of the subject Part Dystopia A Natural ePUB #9734 One assesses the theory and prehistory of 'dystopia' By contrast to utopia conceived as promoting an ideal of friendship defined as enhanced sociability' dystopia is defined by estrangement fear and the proliferation.

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Icular upon Nazi Germany Stalinism the Chinese Cultural Revolution and Cambodia under Pol Pot The concentration here is upon the political religion hypothesis as a key explanation for the chiefexcesses of communism in particular Part Three examines literary dystopias It commences well before the usual starting point in the secondary literature in anti Jacobin writings of the s Two chapters address the main twentieth century texts usually studied as representative of the genre Aldous Huxley's Brave New World andGeorge Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four The remainder of the section examines the evolution of the genre in the second half of the twentieth century down to the present.

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Of 'enemy' categories A natural history of dystopia thusconcentrates upon the centrality of the passion or emotion of fear and hatred in modern despotisms The work of Le Bon Freud and others is used to show how dystopian groups use such emotions Utopia and dystopia are portrayed not as opposites but as extremes on a spectrum of sociability definedby a heightened form of group identity The prehistory of the process whereby enemies are demonised is explored from early conceptions of monstrosity through Christian conceptions of the devil and witchcraft and the persecution of heresy Part Two surveys the major dystopian moments in twentieth century despotisms focussing in part.