anti-utopia


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to anti-utopia: Cacotopia, Dystopic

an·ti-u·to·pi·a

(ăn′tē-yo͞o-tō′pē-ə, ăn′tī-)
n.
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nineteen Eighty-Four represents Orwell's Orwellian vision--in the form of a fictional anti-utopia (or "dystopia")--of what a nightmarish, oppressive future might hold.
Como advierte Ruth Levitas: "There is a fine line between abstract utopia, wishful thinking, hoping for the unattainable; and imagining, hoping for, and claiming too little, and there is no certainty that we shall draw the line in the right place" ("Pragmatism, Utopian and Anti-Utopia" 58).
Sociology's historical mission in the twenty-first century is thus twofold: on one hand, it must highlight the anti-Utopia of how we have become trapped by the neoliberal paradigm, such as Canada's so-called "temporary" foreign worker programs in which many workers become permanently temporary with few rights and much unfreedom (Basok 2002; Binford 2013; Hennebry, McLaughlin, and Preibisch 2016; Hennebry, Preibisch, and McLaughlin 2010; Preibisch and Otero 2014), disadvantaging women more so than men (Preibisch and Hermoso Santamaria 2006).
Porque tambien es cierto que desde 1984--ano en que George Orwell habia situado su anti-utopia 1984--eramos conscientes de los riesgos de la utopizacion excesiva, esa amenaza siempre pendiente en la pesadilla "orwelliana".
(19) Krishan Kumar, Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times, (Oxford & Cambridge, Massachusetts: Basil Blackwell, 1987), 104-105.
Es importante, sin embargo, distinguir entre distopia y anti-utopia. En el campo literario, la primera se refiere a "una sociedad inexistente [...] que el autor espera que el lector contemporaneo vea como mucho peor que la sociedad en la que vive", mientras que la segunda consiste en "una sociedad inexistente [...] que el autor espera que el lector contemporaneo vea como una critica al pensamiento utopico" (Sargent 9).
Podria decirse tambien que la estupidez es la anti-utopia por excelencia, el hombre sin cualidades es aquel absolutamente incapacitado para concebir una utopia, aquel que no levanta la vista de lo mas inmediato, del funcionamiento rutinario de las cosas y del orden establecido, que se le imponen y reina en su horizonte vital.
Although students may well not come away from the class imagining that they can install a fully formed Utopia through their efforts, many confess to leaving with an expanded horizon of possibility, which coincides with their reconsideration of the anti-Utopia position many had earlier uncritically embraced:
Consciente desde hacia tiempo de la cercania de la muerte, identificada ya en Espiritu de utopia como la "anti-utopia mas fuerte", (19) Ernst Bloch fallece repentinamente en su casa en la manana del 4 de agosto de 1977.
The choice of theorists of nationalism and Englishness here seems arbitrary rather than authoritative: for example, Clarke shows no sign of having read either Krishan Kumar's analysis of Orwell in Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times (1987) or his important study of The Making of English National Identity (2003).
Shifting to the right, a crusty tree trunk-like cup-form attached to the reverse of this cutout counters the qualities seen on the other side, perhaps reflecting more of the anti-utopia referenced in the title.
of the twentieth, 'The line between utopia and anti-utopia is