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.
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.
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:
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.