"How Utopia Works"

Title"How Utopia Works"
Year for Search1991
AuthorsGibbs, Barbara (1912-93), and Golffing, Francis (1910-2012)
Secondary TitlePossibility: An Essay in Utopian Vision
Volume / EditionExpanded ed.
Pagination71-84
Date Published1991
PublisherPeter Lang
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Part non-fiction eutopia, part analysis in two sections, “The Social Fabric” and “The Economic Function.” Not in the earlier edition–Possibility; An Essay in Utopian Vision. Foreword. Introductory. The Oedipal Personality. Amherst, MA: The Green Knight Press, 1963 (HRC). Summarized in the statement “… our utopia is a non-regulated society in which people choose as freely as possible among the options which life affords them” (72). 

Info Notes

See also 1962 Golffing and Gibbs and 1975 Gibbs and Golffing.

Author Note

Golffing (1910-2012); Gibbs (1912-93).

Full Text

1991 Golffing, Francis (1910-2012) and Barbara Gibbs (1912-93). “How Utopia Works.” In their Possibility: An Essay in Utopian Vision. Exp. ed. (New York: Peter Lang, 1991), 71-84.

Part non-fiction eutopia designed for the post-oedipal person and part analysis in three sections, “The Social Fabric” (71-76), “The Economic Function” (76-84) and “Getting There and Staying There” (129-54). Not in the earlier edition–Possibility; An Essay in Utopian Vision. Foreword. Introductory. The Oedipal Personality. Amherst, MA: The Green Knight Press, 1963 (HRC). Summarized in the statement “… our utopia is a non-regulated society in which people choose as freely as possible among the options which life affords them” (72). See also 1960 Golffing, 1963 Golffing and Gibbs, and 1975 Gibbs and Golffing. Female co-author.