The future of utopias and dystopias in presentist times

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Title The future of utopias and dystopias in presentist times
O futuro das utopias e das distopias em tempos presentistas
 
Creator Bentivoglio, Julio
 
Subject Utopia
Dystopia
Presentism
Utopia
Distopia
Presentismo
 
Description In this article, I try to answer some concerns raised by Patrícia Vieira’s article about the place of utopias and dystopias in the contemporary world. I underline the need to think of these historical categories based on the problems of historical consciousness and temporality from the perspective of Reinhart Koselleck, in order to locate contents and meanings emanating from these temporal representations. With Hayden White, I suggest the usefulness of evaluating the links between historical imagination and textual creation to connect the meaning of texts and social expectations. Finally, mobilizing the concept of presentism and the idea of closing the future, I try to understand this particular temporal experience of the beginning of millennium with the expansion of dystopias and the permanence of old and new utopias.
Neste texto procuro responder a algumas inquietações suscitadas pelo artigo de Patrícia Vieira sobre o lugar das utopias e das distopias no mundo contemporâneo. Sublinho a necessidade de se pensar estas categorias históricas a partir dos problemas da consciência histórica e da temporalidade na perspectiva de Reinhart Koselleck a fim de localizar conteúdos e sentidos emanados a partir daquelas representações temporais. Com Hayden White sugiro a utilidade de se avaliar os vínculos entre a imaginação histórica e a criação textual, a fim de conectar o sentido dos textos e as expectativas sociais. Por fim, mobilizo o conceito de presentismo e a ideia de fechamento do futuro para tentar compreender essa experiência temporal particular deste início do milênio com a expansão das distopias e a permanência de antigas e novas utopias.
 
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
 
Date 2021-01-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/73090
10.5007/2175-7976.2020.e73090
 
Source Esboços: histories in global contexts; Vol. 27 No. 46 (2020); 390-404
Esboços: histórias em contextos globais; v. 27 n. 46 (2020); 390-404
2175-7976
1414-722X
 
Language por
 
Relation https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/73090/45297
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Julio Bentivoglio
 

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