By Zygmunt Bauman
Rather than contributing to the long-standing dialogue concerning the features of the society that socialism proposes to set up, this Routledge Revival, firstly released in 1976, goals to discover the effect of the ‘living utopia’ of socialism at the improvement of contemporary society.
- It starts off with an research of the function of utopia typically, and of the socialist utopia particularly;
- Bauman considers the competition among ‘utopian’ and ‘scientific’ social concept;
- He offers socialism because the ‘counter-culture’ of capitalist society;
- The booklet ultimately examines the explanations for the failure of socialism in its program to the peasant revolution in Russia.
It then explores a few attainable varieties that the socialist utopia may possibly take up the economic societies of the past due 20th century. Professor Bauman writes if you are looking to comprehend the good judgment of the historic destiny of socialism within the current century, who're occupied with the validity and energy of socialist rules at the improvement of contemporary society, and who're , and maybe stressed, via the cultural and ideological conflicts of the previous few many years.