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(ăn′tē-yo͞o-tō′pē-ə, ăn′tī-)
1. An imaginary place or society characterized by misery and oppression; a dystopia.
2. A work describing such a place or society.

an′ti-u·to′pi·an adj. & n.
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In other words, critical sociology should go beyond its anti-Utopian streak to visualize the conditions under which human flourishing can be obtained.
While Bolano's novels point directly at their historical contexts, most readings of Bolano present his fiction as a nihilist diagnosis of a violent, anti-utopian civilization, as in the interpretations of Estrella distante by Ignacio Lopez Vicuna and Jorge Davila Vazquez.
Some believed that the crown would eventually rest upon the head of either Sophy, the adventurous girl, or fearless Hell Girl seeking justice in the anti-utopian reality of tomorrow.
Maps of Utopia successfully maps Wells's Utopian visions of art and culture onto modernity's competing, if not conflicting, social conditions in a compelling account of the Utopian and anti-utopian realities of Wells's era.
There he reconsiders the anarchist content of Daoism; utopian, dystopian, and anti-utopian ideas in Daoism; and Buddhist influence.
Mahbubani's global regime is unmindful of the greatest anti-utopian critique ever written, Plato's Republic, which teaches that the perfect city is a perfect impossibility because of the terrible tyranny it would require.
Utopian thought for an anti-utopian age, Nueva York, Columbia University Press, 2005, pp.
Modern anarchism, Ruth Kinna notes in this volume, has a strong anti-utopian inflection, especially post-anarchism, with its allergic reaction to grand narratives and end-states.
Indeed, it might also be argued that Joyce herein offers the conditions of possibility of a realizable and sustainable mode of Utopianism--a Utopianism that inscribes its own opposites (the dystopian, the anti-Utopian, and the real) and its own impossibility within a continuously dynamic dialectic.
Levinas's anti-utopian politics can be understood as
In order to understand the effect of the decadent aesthetic on Yeats's own work I will first isolate and examine the anti-utopian motif in decadent literature.
That is the plot of Jose Saramago's novel "Seeing," which is an anti-utopian vision of post-political democracies where people are angry, the elite are conspiracy-minded and insecure, and social life is paralyzed.