Kristen Ghodsee takes us through 2,000 years of audacious utopian thinking and experiments, exploring better ways to arrange our daily lives, plus a globetrotting jaunt to the communities already putting these seemingly fanciful visions into practice today in her book "Everyday Utopia." The groundbreaking feminist historian and political thinker Joan Scott will join her in conversation and help guide the journey.
Kristen R. Ghodsee is a Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the critically acclaimed author of "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence". Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Jacobin, among other outlets.
Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. She is recognized as one of the foundational feminist historians. Her influential books include "Gender and the Politics of History"; "The Politics of the Veil"; "The Fantasy of Feminist History"; "On the Judgement of History" as well as several other books.
Co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the library with co-sponsorship by the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and SPIA in NJ.
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