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    The economical, political and sociological movement known as Utopian Socialism appeared during the first years of the nineteenth century. It was fuelled by the Industrial Revolution’s decrease in living standards. The poor were mostly affected by the consequences of specialisation. Industrialisation destroyed labourers’ traditional way of life. For most, life became monotonous and working conditions hard. The working class engaged in riots and rebellions throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. Following these social protests, labour organisations were created, making the upper class worried. The movement rose in England as a protest against capitalism and private property. Emerging contemporary currents differ in some aspects…

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    Early 19th century reformer Robert Owen, was viewed as a Utopian who wanted social changes in society. He stated that Man is a creature of circumstances and that we have the choice to make the world a better or worse place (Heilbroner, 66). Through engineered intentional communities, Economic and Social Utopias could form and provide a safe and productive space for its citizens. Utopias were communities where everyone had to work together and care for one another instead of being selfish and…

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    Before I started engaging in Hawthorne’s novel, The Blithedale Romance I had no concept of what utopian communities were. What is the purpose of utopian communities? What are they exactly? What would my utopian community look like? Utopian communities intend to be an idealistic society. The central objective of utopian communities tends to be contrasting, depending on the members of the community and what they want to accomplish. Roughly around the 1840’s the working class struggled because of…

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    In Russell Jacoby’s The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in the Age of Apathy argues that we have lost the determination to envision the good, intellectual collapse, the politics have been reduced to a dry topic, and utopian thinking ought to be included in politics. In Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age the main argument was on anti-utopianism. Russell argues that politicians once considered utopian ideas you think of the welfare state after the second world war being…

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    Body 2: Clearly state why Relay is formed around a utopian impulse and why someone might interpret it as a utopia. Anyone who attends Relay for Life or hears about Klatt’s mission, immediately become inspired to be apart of this remarkable organization. Dr. Gordy once said “Relayers make the money. The money funds the research. Research kills cancer. Therefore relayers kill cancer!” He also said and believed that “Relayers around the world will make a difference.” Relay for Life is the epitome…

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    The ideologies such as socialism, utopian socialism, and Marxism gave the ideas to individuals to gain that better quality of life during the 19th century. That many of these ideologies were an alternative to classical liberalism. Socialism is an ideology that believes the capitalist system only rewarded the industrialists. The wealth created by these business should not just be concentrated in the hands of the business owner's or the investors, but the profits should be shared evenly to…

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    As large-scale industrialization gradually transformed the agricultural economy and society in Western Europe, the 1830s and the 1840s brought heated discussion, lively debates and startling transformations in thought. The rapid increase in wage labor influenced the emergence of new political forces that, proclaiming the equality of all people, sought dramatic social and political change. One of the most powerful results of the growing preoccupation with the condition of workers was the birth of…

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    Socialism Socialism is a government system that is based on equality and favors public or government ownership. The state controls all resources and owns production, distribution, and exchange of all goods. Socialism also refers to political movements and doctrines and comes in multiple forms. The roots of socialism came from Greece. The ideology of equality and equal distribution among communities changed and adapted across Europe. In the 1600 and 1700s, and the philosophies…

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    Chapter Six: Socialism

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    Chapter Six: Socialism The most prevalent antithesis to capitalism is, of course, socialism. While there exist many forms of socialism, economically, they all rely primarily on social ownership and control over capital production and management of the economy to the state, cooperative enterprises, or even a semblance of citizen ownership ( I say semblance because, let’s face it, once the state decides where ownership lies, it’s all over for you). The participating society (again, the semblance…

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    and Communist writing. The first is Reactionary Socialism. Reactionary Socialists contains the Feudal Socialists, the Petty-Bourgeois Socialists, and the "True" Socialists (Other wise known as the German); these gatherings battle against the rise of the bourgeoisie and present day Industry, without understanding the chronicled procedure the bourgeoisie speak to. Primitive Socialists were French and English blue-bloods who rejected advanced common society. Their primary grievance about the middle…

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