Wallerstein's project of refunctioning and reviving historical materialism's utopian dimension is placed within the context of a venerable tradition of similar projects, the most notable having been Ernst Bloch's and, more recently, that of Jürgen Habermas. Wallerstein's utopistics are reinscribed within a project of a critique, in the Kantian sense, of utopian reason, and in this way, it is argued, the utopian sources and yearnings of historical materialism are made relevant for an age that suffers from a lack of transformative visions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development