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Living In Utopia

Author : Lucy Sargisson
ISBN : 9781351921763
Genre : Social Science
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Utopia is, literally, the good place that is no place. Utopias reveal people's dreams and desires and they may gesture towards different and better ways of being. But they are rarely considered as physical, observable phenomena. In this book Sargisson and Sargent, both established writers on utopian theory, turn their attention to real-life utopian communities. The book is based on their fieldwork and extensive archival research in New Zealand, a country with a special place in the history of utopianism. A land of opportunity for settlers with dreams of a better life, New Zealand has, per capita, more intentional communities - groups of people who have chosen to live and sometimes work together for a common purpose - than any country in the world. Sargisson and Sargent draw on the experiences of more than fifty such communities, to offer the first academic survey of this form of living utopian experiment. In telling the story of the New Zealand experience, Living in Utopia provides both transferable lessons in community, cooperation and social change and a unique insight into the utopianism at the heart of politics, society, and everyday life.

Weekend Utopia

Author : Alastair Gordon
ISBN : 9781568982724
Genre : Architecture
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The Hamptons are hot. Gordon, who grew up there, traces the invention of the idea of the Hamptons as a resort for the elite of New York City and shows how various forces, including artists, real estate developers, and media professionals transformed what had been a quiet rural place into a modern and worldwide phenomenon. 175 illustrations.

In Utopia

Author : J. C. Hallman
ISBN : 9781466873025
Genre : History
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In 2005, J.C. Hallman came across a scientific paper about "Pleistocene Rewilding," a peculiar idea from conservation biology that suggested repopulating bereft ecosystems with endangered "megafauna." The plan sounded utterly utopian, but Hallman liked the idea as much as the scientists did—perhaps because he had grown up on a street called Utopia Road in a master-planned community in Southern California. Pleistocene Rewilding rekindled in him a longstanding fascination with utopian ideas, and he went on to spend three weeks at the world's oldest "intentional community," sail on the first ship where it's possible to own "real estate," train at the world's largest civilian combat-school, and tour a $30 billion megacity built from scratch on an artificial island off the coast of Korea. In Utopia explores the history of utopian literature and thought in the narrative context of the real-life fruits of that history.

It Is All In The Mind Living Dangerously In Utopia

Author : Humberto Contreras
ISBN : 9781329070851
Genre : Fiction
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Young looking people with unlimited wealth and living in luxury populate the world. In this utopia, Gia, Teo and Anita are wealthy beyond belief. As everybody else, their hedonistic lives consist of eating and having sex. Nobody works. Some have hobbies or travel. All do whatever they want. Alternate bodies and Artificial Intelligence backup allow living in multiple places at the same time. While your original is watching opera in Rome, one alternate is having sex, while another is swimming at the beach. All are you, living your multiple lives. An archaic information storage system, named Perplexus, which is accessible via communications through quantum entanglement, has made this paradise possible. When Gia, Teo and Anita learn that a religion, created by extraterrestrials, is trying to destroy their beautiful world, they know that they must do something. Their adventure takes them to dangerous situations and unimaginable terrors. In a world where danger has been inconceivable for two hundred years.

The Preponderant Factor Living Dangerously In Utopia

Author : Humberto Contreras
ISBN : 9781300947394
Genre : Fiction
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The world has left behind the tumultuous 21st century. This is utopia. The wealthy are very wealthy, the poor are wealthy. Nobody has to work. A generous stipend allows living at a high standard. Technology makes manufacturing everyday items costless. Nano-manufacturing produces clothes and gadgets from carbon-dioxide and common chemicals. This is a place of beauty and pleasure. Medical advances have eradicated aging and everyone looks young. Young and beautiful people mingle in real and virtual places, where sexual pleasures and lust are prevalent. In this ideal world, Teo Noedi is a consultant that works to add to his BI. He is ambitious. He finds a way to skim investors by means of a Trojan, he amasses a fortune and he is in conflict with the law. His stunning girlfriend Gia and an intelligent machine called Anita, help him in this quest. This is their story of daring and perilous adventure that takes place in this prosperous world and in its fantastic virtual worlds.

The War Of The Classes Living Dangerously In Utopia

Author : Humberto Contreras
ISBN : 9781300950608
Genre : Fiction
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Our country is in a depression, Zhengmei is a magnificent gorgeous girl and Manuel is a strong, tall fearless and astute man. They are a college student and an engineer just out of school. There are no jobs and they are looking for a way out. They join demonstrations and protests. An interminable kiss makes them the symbol of their movement. Their charisma elevates them to the top. Thus ensues their heroic and tragic role in a war that takes them into perilous and utmost contrasts, from paramount luxury to hunger and back. Their love makes them strong, their intelligence makes them proficient, and their courage makes them unstoppable. They live many lives and die many times in the midst of a terrifying conflict.

The Restlessness Living Dangerously In Utopia

Author : Humberto Contreras
ISBN : 9781329071834
Genre : Fiction
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Our universe is just right for Gia, Ana, Toga and Teo, who have formed a perfect family. The future looks bright for them and for our human civilization. Then the Restlessness strikes. Throughout the Disjointed Millennia, humanity suffers unbearable tragedy. Gia, Ana, Toga and Teo finally find a solution to the Restlessness. However, it entails Redesigning our Souls. Will this drastic measure mean the end of humankind, or will it be a new beginning?

Golf S Sacred Journey

Author : David L. Cook
ISBN : 9780310318859
Genre : Fiction
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Golfers and non-golfers alike will be moved by the powerful transformation that takes place in GolfÆs Sacred Journey.ÔRead it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. YouÆll be glad you did. GolfÆs Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.ÖÙZig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling authorÔThis book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.ÖÙDavid Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World ChampionÔA truly thought provoking and straight-forward story that prompts you to close it up on occasion and say, ÆI got it!ÆÖÙTerry W. Darrow, Amazon« review, 10/17/08This book is about influence. The story is based on thousands of athletes the author has counseled, and the great mentors and teachers from whom he has learned, told through thelives of two charactersÙa rancher with a passion for teaching truth and a young golf professional at the end of his rope.They represent each of us in the various stages of growth. In life we must be willing to coach and be coached, for either one alone will leave us empty.

Utopia Drive

Author : Erik Reece
ISBN : 9780374710750
Genre : History
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For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward. " ... an engaging exploration -- and example -- of the fruitful tunnel-visions of dreamers turned doers." - Publishers Weekly

Welcome To Utopia

Author : Karen Valby
ISBN : 1588369684
Genre : Social Science
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BONUS: This edition contains a new Afterword and a reading group guide. Utopia, Texas: It’s either the best place on earth, or it’s no place at all. In the twenty-first century, it’s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire community existing outside the empire of pop. But Karen Valby discovered the tiny town of Utopia tucked away in the Texas Hill Country. There are no movie theaters for sixty miles in any direction, no book or music stores. But cable television and the Internet have recently thrown wide the doors of Utopia. Valby follows the lives of four Utopians—Ralph, the retired owner of the general store; Kathy, the waitress who waits in terror for three of her boys to return from war; Colter, the son of a cowboy with the soul of a hipster; and Kelli, an aspiring rock star and one of the only black people in town—as they reckon, on an intensely human scale, with war and race, class and culture, and the way time’s passage can change the ground beneath our feet. Utopia is the kind of place we still think of as the “real America,” a place of cowboys and farmers and high-school sweethearts who stay together till they die. But its dramatic stories show us what happens when the old tensions of small-town life confront a new reality: that no town, no matter how small and isolated, can escape the liberating and disruptive forces of the larger world. Welcome to Utopia is a moving elegy for a proud American way of life and a celebration of our relentless impulse toward rebirth.

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