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CfP: International Conference "The Informal and the Formal in Times of Crisis: Ethnographic Insights", 7-9 July 2017, Corinth, Greece

International Interdisciplinary Conference 

The Informal and the Formal in Times of Crisis: Ethnographic Insights 

7-9 July 2017, Corinth, Greece

The Utopia Reader

The second edition of Claeys's and Sargent's The Utopia Reader, which is substantially larger than the first edition, is now available from New York University Press.There will be flyers with a discount US$32.00 rather than US$40.00 at both the Utopian Studies Society of Europe meeting in Gdansk in July and the Society for Utopian Studies meeting in Memphis in November. Those considering adopting it for a course can probably get a free copy from the press.

ANN: Center for Communal Studies Awards 2017

 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTER FOR COMMUNAL STUDIES
 
Annual Prizes

The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. Submissions may come from any academic discipline and should be focused on a topic clearly related to contemporary or historic communal groups or utopias.

Two Silicon-Valley Articles: Utopia/Dystopia/Postapocalypse?

Utopists,

Good Monday morning!

Here's some light reading to get you started on the week:

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/silicon-valley-utopianism-brought-dystopian-trump-presidency/ (h/t to Gib Prettyman for this one).

and

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich

 

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Peter Sands

Article: Intentional Communities in Age of Trump

(h/t) to @michelletiedje)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/anarchism-intentional-communities-tru...

Here is an interesting bit on people forming intentional communities as an attempt to escape contemporary life in the United States.

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Peter Sands

Director, UWM Honors College

414.229.4804

http://www.uwm.edu/~sands

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