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OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics) (est. 2002) is an independent research, teaching, and publishing initiative dedicated to exploring, in a simultaneously world-historical and self-reflective framework, the human search for a just global society. Since the world’s utopian, mystical, and scientific movements have been the primary sources of inspiration, knowledge, and/or practice in this field, OKCIR aims to critically reexamine the shortcomings and contributions of these world-historical traditions—seeking to clearly understand why they have failed to bring about the good society, and what each can integratively contribute toward realizing that end. Read More
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Okcir’s Home Relaunched as OKCIR Blog

OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics) is pleased to announce the relaunching of its online home as the OKCIR Blog. This blog will continue to be a conduit [...]

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Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study
Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism

Edited Collection Series: Issues of Human Architecture and More

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The Utopistics of Terence K. Hopkins, Twenty Years Later: A Postscript

“The Utopistics of Terence K. Hopkines, Twenty Years Later: A Postscript” is a concluding editorial chapter written by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, for the twentieth anniversary second edition of Mentoring, Methods, and Movements: Colloquium in Honor of Terence K. Hopkins by His Former Students and the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, co-edited by Immanuel Wallerstein and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, recently published on Jan. 3rd, 2017, by Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press), Belmont, MA. […]

Mentoring, Methods, and Movements: Colloquium in Honor of Terence K. Hopkins by His Former Students and the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
General Sociology

Remembering Terence K. Hopkins (1929-1997): New Publication Announcement

Terence K. Hopkins (d. 1997) was a hidden gem of world-systems studies who contributed indispensably to its foundation amid a lifelong collaboration with Immanuel Wallerstein. In this book, Hopkins’s students discuss what made him so impactful in shaping their practices of sociology, informed by an always self-reinventing World-Systems Analysis. […]

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“Je suis Henri”: Charlie Hebdo’s Tragic Caricature of the Principle of Human Liberty

  تركيب‭ ‬پياله‌اى‭ ‬که‭ ‬درهم‭ ‬پيوست بشکستن‭ ‬آن‭ ‬روا‭ ‬نمى‭ ‬دارد‭ ‬مست چندين‭ ‬سر‭ ‬و‭ ‬پاى‭ ‬نازنين‭ ‬از‭ ‬سر‭ ‬دست از‭ ‬مهر‭ ‬که‭ ‬پيوست‭ ‬و‭ ‬به‭ ‬کين‭ ‬که‭ ‬شکست Breaking a wine cup whose parts […]

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