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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:

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.


Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
882 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602