Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals

Goodman, Paul
Publisher:  Vintage, New York, USA
Year Published:  1962   First Published:  1951
Pages:  291pp   ISBN:  978-0394702476
Dewey:  321.07
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6628

Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.


Table of Contents:

Utopian thinking
"Applied science" and superstition
Pornography and the sexual revolution
Designing pacifist films
Post-Christian man
On the intellectual inhibition of explosive grief and anger
My psychology as a "Utopian sociologist"
On a writer's block
Notes on a remark of Seami
Dr. Reich's banned books
Banning cars from Manhattan
Seating arrangements: An elementary lecture in functional planning
What is a picture?
Advance-guard writing in America: 1900-1950
Good interim writing - 1954
Underground writing - 1960
Some problems of interpretation: silence, and speech as action
Vocational guidance
Youth work camps
Crisis and new spirit

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