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Judy Greenway

Utopias and Utopianism

I am currently working on scanning my published articles and making them available as web pages and downloadable Word documents.

There are also links to articles elsewhere online.

Available so far:

Speaking desire: anarchism and free love as utopian performance in fin de siècle Britain in Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna, (eds) 2009, Anarchism and Utopianism. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [I hope to add this article to my website at a later date.]

‘Together We will make a New World: Sexual and Political Utopianism, Past and Present of Radical Sexual Politics, Socialism and Sexuality seminar, Amsterdam, October 3-4, 2003 (conference paper). [Discusses changing concepts of free love and sexual liberation among anarchists and libertarians in England from the 1880s to the 1970s.]

NEW: Now available on this site
No Place For Women? Anti-utopianism and the Utopian Politics of the 1890s, Geografisker Annaler 84 B, 2002, 3-4:31-39. [Discusses women’s fictional and non-fiction accounts of utopian experiments in 1890s England, and how these become stories which reinforce anti-utopian narratives.]

Impossible Outlaws: Gender, Space and Utopia in ‘Johnny Guitar’, Altitude, Vol.1 No.2, December 2000: online journal. [Joan Crawford meets utopian theory in the outlaw territory of the Temporary Autonomous Zone, in this discussion of the film ‘Johnny Guitar’.]

Twenty-first Century Sex, in Twenty-first Century Anarchism: Unorthodox Ideas for a New Millennium, 1997, edited by Jon Purkis and James Bowen, Cassell: London, pp.170-180. [Do new technologies and new theories of sex, gender, and the body pose a real challenge to existing power relationships?]

Sex, Politics and Housework, 1993. In Chris Coates, Jonathan How, Lee Jones, William Morris, and Andy Wood, (eds), Diggers and Dreamers 94/95: The Guide to Communal Living. Communes Network: Winslow, Buckinghamshire, pp. 39-45. [Problems and tensions between men and women in utopian communities are nothing new, especially when it comes to sharing the housework.]

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