Academic Papers on Utopian Societies

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A 5 page paper on a Utopia that offers a combined virtual and social education system, a justice system without lawyers, housing, food and clothing for everyone, no guns, community involvement in daily governance, and hierarchies of volunteer councils of twelve (to infinity). Income is earned and taxed--equally at 10 percent. Money and ...

A 7 page review of textbook information presenting the 19th century's history and development of sexual perceptions, the development of sexual utopias, and the creation of sexual commerce in the United States. This writer presents a number of major points and figures as they relate to the concepts of the nuclear family and to the ...

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous utopian groups created their own "heavens on earth" in the American heartland, ranging from the Shakers, to Robert Owen's "New Harmony," to the Oneida community. They struggled in vain to create "perfect" societies that would differ in contrast with the dreary ones overseas in Europe. This 6 page ...

A 6 page paper arguing that Huxley and Vonnegut created utopian societies in prose to prove that there is no such thing, and in fact created 'dystopias' in their prose and agreed with that vision. The paper postulates that they believe society is helpless to change its path. Definitions of utopia and dystopia ...

A 20 page paper discussing New Atlantis in relationship to its time as well as contrasting it to other versions of ideal societies or utopias. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 7 page research paper on Utopia and The New Atlantis. The writer details the place of each in utopian literature and compares them for style and content. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page essay in which the writer critiques More's 'Utopia'-- pointing out several atrocities including the treatment of lawyers and animals in his fictitious society. The writer does also find, however, that the book was intended to be satirical and therefore to only criticize it would be to overlook its 'chariacture-like' value. No other ...

A 3 page look at the geopolitical beliefs expounded in Utopia and how such societies have traditionally failed throughout the course of history. The writer argues that rather than strive for the unattainable, we should learn to appreciate the value of imperfection. No other sources cited.

A 3 page essay criticizing More's Utopia in an historical context. The writer feels that a 'perfect' society is not possible when it has war, prisoners or war, and slavery. Examples from other Utopian ideologies are presented to illustrate points made. No other sources cited.

In this insightful 3 page essay, the writer argues that in Utopian societies, the creator is always theoretically 'playing God,' and establishing whatever social order (s)he sees fit for the achievement of societal perfection. It is argued that there exists no viable connection between the Utopia presented in Thomas More's book and true democracy. ...

A 10 page research paper concerning the first of many literary 'utopias' which describe perfect imaginary societies. The writer explores the framework of the society imaged by Sir Thomas More in the early sixteenth-century discussing such topics as the rights of the individual, the laws, and customs of More's ideal human society. Bibliography lists 6 ...

A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More's idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for a moral one. Bibliography lists ...

10 pages in length. An evaluative analysis of technology, society, and freedoms as presented in the film "Blade Runner." The 'right to happiness' is mentioned as a key issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Utopia

  • 7 page paper

Utopias, in the current vernacular, are the consequences of the industrial society's actions, a loss of hope in considering the future as created by the present. Sustainable living patterns have become the catchwords for the re-establishment of a state of community based on open dialogue, consensus and an economy of individual effort toward community ...

A 4-page paper that examines the disillusionment of the characters of Linda, Helmholtz Watson, and John the Savage in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World. Discussed are reasons why Linda felt that she belonged solely to the new world, why Watson felt that he belonged to both the old world and the new ...

5 pages. This paper contrasts the views of Mahatma Gandhi and Karl Marx and why each felt their way was the way to transform the world system. Several questions are considered including which view would work well in today's world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 10-page paper that examines the urban housing situation as it exists in the inner-cities of America today and defines some of the strategies that have been proposed to improve this situation, especially for lower-income citizens. Included is a discussion of the present situation in Chicago, the urban renewal strategies this city has adopted, ...

6 pages in length. In Chapters XVI and XVII of "Brave New World", Mustapha Mond and John the Savage debate the meaning of life. Mond asserts that Ford did a great deal to shift the emphasis from the truth and beauty to comfort and happiness. John the Savage prefers truth and beauty. ...

Why Utopia?

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the elements of a utopian and examines why people would be interested in joining such a society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing these different, yet similar, political systems. Sir Thomas More roundly criticized all those who chose to remain idle rather than produce some item or service of value, and no class was more guilty than was the idle rich. They depended on their peasants to work their lands; their peasants depended on them ...

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares the theories of H.G. Wells and Charles Fourier concerning the nature of an ideal human society. The writer describes how Wells and Fourier outlined their Utopias in meticulous detail, so that their vision might inspire change in the world as they knew it. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

This 14 page paper considers the argument that equality of opportunity is impossible to achieve and we should stop wasting resources trying to achieve it. The paper looks at how this may be seen as true and argues both for and against the statement. In doing so the role of resources in education and on ...

(10 pp) Is this the time when you look for the manual that says, "How to Plan a Stress Free Wedding?" Or my fantasy favorite, "It's Your Wedding - It Should Be Fun." However we will go with the idea that planning, or thinking things through will certainly help with ...

12 pages in length. Imagine a community with no crime, no disrepair, no unhappy residents, where there is always a sense of contentment and camaraderie floating in the air. Every citizen upholds neighborhood aesthetics under obligation of town code, and each person maintains a defined responsibility in preserving this Utopian setting. This ...

This 5 page report discusses the film “Magical Death,” produced by anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon and ethnographic filmmaker Timothy Asch. Magical Death, made in 1973, portrays Yanomami shamans causing a trance through taking psycho-active drug “ebene.” They do this in order to be able to contact their spirit helpers or “hekura” for assistance and guidance in times of sickness or adversity. Bibliography ...

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