With this term, Bauman describes the partly wistful quest for a past status quo as opposed to the search for the new which is inherent in Utopia. Retrotopia means looking to the past so as to be reassured about an uncertain, troublesome future, where our comfort zones seem threatened by an increasingly diverse world and competing models.  A favourable environment in which we can act, secure resources and identify goals in a way that makes us feel safe.

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