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Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism | OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research
Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism is a contribution to the emerging field of utopistics in world-systems studies. In this work Tamdgidi problematizes the foundational structures of knowledge that have shaped Marxist method, theory, practice, and historical imagination over the decades and are arguably still framing the broad contours of intellectual discourse and research in world-systems studies. Appreciating the humanist utopian spirit that originally inspired the neither idealist nor materialist young Marx, the study concludes by advocating a broader, alternative paradigm for comparative/integrative research in utopia, mysticism, and science (utopystics) to advance utopistics in favor of a just global society. [read more ... ]