Back to the Garden: New Visions of Posthuman Futures

Back to the Garden: New Visions of Posthuman Futures Abstract: This article examines the contemporary phenomenon of imagining a world from which people have been removed. Such a trend speaks to a utopian impulse, but one that is not comparable to traditional utopian ideas. What does the popularity of books like The World without Us or documentaries such as The Future is Wild, Aftermath: Population Zero , and Life after People say about the current status of utopian ideals, environmental thought, and our cultural understanding of humanity's place in the nature order? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Utopian Studies Penn State University Press

Back to the Garden: New Visions of Posthuman Futures

Utopian Studies, Volume 22 (1) – Apr 17, 2011

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Abstract: This article examines the contemporary phenomenon of imagining a world from which people have been removed. Such a trend speaks to a utopian impulse, but one that is not comparable to traditional utopian ideas. What does the popularity of books like The World without Us or documentaries such as The Future is Wild, Aftermath: Population Zero , and Life after People say about the current status of utopian ideals, environmental thought, and our cultural understanding of humanity's place in the nature order?

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