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Back to the Garden:: New Visions of Posthuman Futures
Mark S. Jendrysik
Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011), pp. 34-51
Published by: Penn State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/utopianstudies.22.1.0034
Page Count: 18
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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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