Everyday Utopia

Everyday Utopia Better Ways of Living Equally

Paperback (16 May 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Anthropologist Kristen Ghodsee looks at pioneering experiments in communal living to present a rousing argument for rethinking what we mean by home.

'A must-read' THOMAS PIKETTY
'Just wonderful' ANGELA SAINI

Throughout history and around the world today, forward-thinking communities have pioneered alternative ways of living together, sharing property and raising children. In Everyday Utopia, anthropologist Kristen Ghodsee explores what we can learn from these experiments - from the ancient Greek commune founded by Pythagoras to the trail-blazing feminists of the French Revolution, from the cohousing movement in contemporary Denmark to the flourishing ecovillages of Colombia and Portugal. She shows why utopian thinking is essential to making a fairer world and that many of the best ways of getting there begin at home.

'This warm, intelligent and lucid book takes us on a deep dive into how people have created better systems for living - systems that actually work' ROBERT WALDINGER, author of The Good Life and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Developmet

'Exhilarating. A powerful reminder that dreaming of better worlds is not just some fantastical project but also a very serious political one' REBECCA TRAISTER, author of Good and Mad

'Splendid. Invigorating writing for a cheerless era' YANIS VAROUFAKIS, author of Technofeudalism

'A vision of what our future could be if we dare to dream' SUSAN NEIMAN, Left Is Not Woke

About the Publisher



Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529925487
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 335.02
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 200g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm