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dc.contributor.authorLakkala, Keijo
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T13:08:01Z
dc.date.available2021-01-14T13:08:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationLakkala, K. (2020). Utopianism in the Age of Capitalocene. <i>Nordia Geographical Publications</i>, <i>49</i>(5), 75-92. <a href="https://doi.org/10.30671/nordia.98001" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.30671/nordia.98001</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47710811
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73614
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the social and political imagination of ‘the Anthropocene’ and the utopian counter-images that can be derived from it. From the utopian studies perspective, I argue that the Anthropocene cannot provide sufficient societal alternatives for the current ecological predicament. This is due to the fact that the concept of Anthropocene relies too heavily on the image of abstract humanity to be able to offer real societal alternatives. It cannot name the social system we live in and, therefore, it cannot fundamentally challenge existing social arrangements. Based on utopian social theory, I conceptualize utopia as a counter-image of the present motivated by a desire for better being. The contents and the politically transformative potentials of utopian counter-images depend on the conceptualization of the present itself. I contrast the utopian potentials of ‘the Anthropocene’ with that of ‘the Capitalocene’ which is more apt in outlining the social conditions of the present. Thus, the Capitalocene as a concept opens up more radical possibilities for imagining societal alternatives by conceptualizing the present socially.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOulun yliopisto
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNordia Geographical Publications
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherkapitaloseeni
dc.subject.otherutopianism
dc.subject.otherutopian studies
dc.subject.otherAnthropocene
dc.subject.otherCapitalocene
dc.subject.otherpolitical imagination
dc.titleUtopianism in the Age of Capitalocene
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101141090
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePhilosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange75-92
dc.relation.issn1238-2086
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume49
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Author & Oulun yliopisto, 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysoantroposeeni
dc.subject.ysoutopiat
dc.subject.ysokapitalismi
dc.subject.ysoyhteiskuntateoriat
dc.subject.ysososiaalinen kestävyys
dc.subject.ysoyhteiskuntafilosofia
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p28142
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2920
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5908
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21005
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13819
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.30671/nordia.98001
jyx.fundinginformationI also want to thank the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of University of Jyväskylä for funding of my research during the time this article was finished.


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