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Arena journal no.31

2008: Demanding the Impossible: Utopia and Dystopia

ARENA journal

Number Thirty One, 2008

Contents

Introduction

Socialism Utopian, and Scientific? Andrew Milner 7
‘Demanding the Impossible’ Bruce Petty 16

Articles

Refuting Marx and Engels: Australian Utopianism in the 1890s Verity Burgmann 21
The Encyclopedia of Australian Utopian Communalism Bill Metcalf 47
On Christian Communism: The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Kautsky Roland Boer 63
Making the Present Impossible: On the Vocation of Utopian Science Fiction Tom Moylan 79
Australia as Dystopia and Eutopia Lyman Tower Sargent 109
A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex 127
Hope is Critical: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road Matthew Ryan 151
Noah’s Ark Revisited: (Counter-) Utopianism and (Eco-) Catastrophe Kate Rigby 163

Notes on Contributors

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