utopian realism

utopian realism

discussion of possible alternative social futures by the extrapolation of current trends (see GIDDENS, 1991).
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Their project, Utopian Realism, has personal connections for both.
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Thus, the film, while critical on one level, simultaneously establishes continuity with the conservative GDR science-fiction subgenre of utopian realism.
The utopian realism found in Signals was a mixture of an official socialist future vision combined with a focus on current concerns in space travel.
It's through these authors' works that she describes the major ideological shifts in GDR SE She discusses Dei Antonio's Heimkehr der Vorfahren as an example of utopian realism that draws on the author's demonstration of Parteilichkeit to instruct readers on the promise of socialism inspired by cybernetics while commenting on the gender gap in the GDR.
The genres these artists favor are frankly pictorial, focused on the dignity of proud, often heroic black figures and steeped in a utopian realism that tends to highlight the strongest, finest, most fearless, and least compromised.
He regards the structuralist emphasis on semiotic reduction as being continuous with the violence of utopian realism.
The second article on utopian film, Alex and Jan Law's "Walter Benjamin and Utopian Realism," is again a close reading of a film, Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher (1999).