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Anthony Burns is associate professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Chapter 1 Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Dedication
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 1 Introduction
Chapter 5 2 Science Fiction and the History of Utopian Literature: H.G. Wells, Zamyatin, and Le Guin
Chapter 6 3 Le Guin's Dialectical Approach to Questions of Philosophy and Politics
Chapter 7 4 Science and Progress in the Writings of Zamyatin and Le Guin
Chapter 8 5 Le Guin'sThe Dispossessed and Utopian Literature
Chapter 9 6 Politics and Literature in the Writings of Le Guin
Chapter 10 7 Ethics in the Writings of Le Guin
Chapter 11 8 Anarchist Politics in Zamyatin and Le Guin
Chapter 12 9 Conservatism in the Writings of Le Guin
Chapter 13 10 Conclusion: Le Guin and Radical Politics Today
Chapter 14 Bibliography
Chapter 15 Index
Burns offers a meticulously researched book that makes a somewhat maverick contribution.
— Science Fiction Studies, March 2009
Perhaps the most detailed and certainly one of the most widely researched studies yet done on Le Guin's masterpiece.
— Carl Freedman, professor and director of graduate studies, Louisiana State University
The Dispossessed may well be the most widely read book in the United States to seriously approach the question of what an anarchist society might look like….Both of these volumes are solid pieces of scholarship, well grounded in the relevant literature….Students of utopian studies would find both rewarding.
— Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, Spring 2011