Authors in this volume examine feminist utopias, highlighting what they see as visionary, exciting and useful, as well as the pitfalls. The volume includes articles by: Susan Stratton, Catriona Sandilands, Susan Mika and D.Alissa Trotz, Lois Wilson, Katherine Arnup, Yvonne Deutsch, Diana Majury, Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins and Floya Anthias among many others.
“By operating in the here and now they offer alternative ways of thinking and a space for evoking social change. They take seriously the transformative function of utopian writing through a criticial engagement with current oppressive concepts and practices. The authors included here consider utopias through a critique of everyday practices in multiple areas including medicine, technology, law, policing practices, the ecnomy, the arts, national security and so on. The usefulness of looking at utopian elements in scholarship, like that of fiction, lies in its potential for transforming feminist theory and practice.”
– Margrit Eichler, June larkin, Sheila Neysmith, Institute of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, University of Toronto