As we shall presently see, they partly coincide with the meanings I will propose for the species of outopia (points c and, partially, a), eutopia (point c), dystopia (point b) and antiutopia (partially point a).
A taxonomy of the utopian genre: outopia, eutopia, dystopia, antiutopia
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And yet, neither Acadia nor Aztlan can be found on any official map for, officially, Acadia belongs to history and Aztlan belongs to mythology, evoking veritable outopias, or non-existent spaces.
As per Thomas More's original play on words between the Greek homonyms, Acadia and Aztlan are eutopias (actively pursuing the happier space of Latin independence) but, denied a homeland by Anglo colonization, they are also outopias (non-existent spaces).
More derived his word from the Greek outopia
, meaning no place, rather than eutopia, meaning good place, (1) but subsequent use tended to revolve around the latter.
Epimetro: To mythistorima tis cheirafetisis i i 'syneti' outopia
tis Kallirrois Parren" [Antendum: La novela de la emancipacion o la utopia 'sabia' de Kallirroe Parren], en PARREN, K.
Following Bloch, "The primacy of outopia
[no place] over eutopia [good place] [.
During the composition of the young American's first book, The Story of Utopias, in 1922, he had learned from his Scottish mentor, Patrick Geddes, of Thomas More's cunning pun in the title of Utopia, which comes from the Greek outopia
, "no place," and eutopia, "good place.
The first of these would be Sir Thomas More's deliberate combination of the Greek words eutopia (good place) and outopia
(no place) to generate the term utopia.
The commonplace terms of utopian discourse are perfunctorily introduced in the 1962 "Preface" (eutopia and outopia
, with a brief reference to More's punning intentions; 1) and in the final chapter, which suggests a plan of action.