Title

Women in Search of Utopia: From 19th Century Experimental Communities to 20th Century Science Fiction

Document Type

Article

Publication Year

1986

Abstract

This paper concentrates specifically on women's search for utopia, beginning with examples of their lives and roles in only a few of the dozens of alternative communities that sprang up in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the United States. As these died out, women's search for utopia shifted from the forming of isolated communities to social reform. Today, that search is taking a new direction, especially in the women's movement and in feminist utopian fiction.

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