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Eutopia unbound: imagining good places in narratives from 1945 to the present

Sofie Verraest (UGent)
(2016)
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'Eutopia Unbound' investigates the narrative construction of 'good places' in the late-modern era. A definition of 'eutopia' is developed starting from Foucault's notion of 'heterotopia' and Cassirer's theory of 'mythical thinking.' Mikhail Bakhtin's 'chronotope' is developed as a tool of analysis for 'cultural narratology' (Nünning). The research uncovers four types of eutopias (the oasis, the capsule, the hub, and the bazaar) that continue to recur in our late-modern culture, in general, and in the projections of architects and urban planners, in particular.

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Verraest, Sofie. 2016. “Eutopia Unbound: Imagining Good Places in Narratives from 1945 to the Present”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.
APA
Verraest, S. (2016). Eutopia unbound: imagining good places in narratives from 1945 to the present. Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent, Belgium.
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Verraest S. Eutopia unbound: imagining good places in narratives from 1945 to the present. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy; 2016.
MLA
Verraest, Sofie. “Eutopia Unbound: Imagining Good Places in Narratives from 1945 to the Present.” 2016 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {'Eutopia Unbound' investigates the narrative construction of 'good places' in the late-modern era. A definition of 'eutopia' is developed starting from Foucault's notion of 'heterotopia' and Cassirer's theory of 'mythical thinking.' Mikhail Bakhtin's 'chronotope' is developed as a tool of analysis for 'cultural narratology' (Nünning). The research uncovers four types of eutopias (the oasis, the capsule, the hub, and the bazaar) that continue to recur in our late-modern culture, in general, and in the projections of architects and urban planners, in particular.},
  author       = {Verraest, Sofie},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {IX, 368 + annexes},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Eutopia unbound: imagining good places in narratives from 1945 to the present},
  year         = {2016},
}