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[Xmca-l] The history of science fiction and imagined worlds



Apologies for distracting from the "real world" discussions on the other
thread, but I came across this Ted talk and thought that others might be
interested in the history and role of imagined worlds in politics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUtErxgz7Mo

But perhaps it is worth tracing otherworlds and "the otherwise" to works
such as those of Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, and Rabelais.

Seems like imagining other worlds has always been a deeply political act.

-greg

-- 
Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
882 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson