Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

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The alternative space organization of utopias and the "cloned space" concept
(Zamiatin: We; Szathmári: Kazohinia; Orwell: 1984, Huxley: Brave new world)

Tibor Kovács (Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church, Budapest)



My paper is going to be focused on the relationship between human being, space and culture in the chosen utopias. Each culture has its own semiotic space. My starting point is Mircea Eliade's theory about space: The Saint and The Profane. This theory makes evident the difference between sacral and non-sacral spaces.

Examining the utopias is a question how the cultural spaces can be classified and what it means if culture organizes its own space. And if culture has already organized its own space how can be reproduced the given cultural conditions up to the next generations by the institutional systems. These cultural factors are coded in the space and my paper is going to investigate the functions of the space in the cultural systems.

Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

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