Sociology Index


Brave New World is the the title of a 1932 book by futurist and social critic, Aldous L Huxley. In the Brave New World, Huxley imagines how the authorities of society use new technologies, drugs and instruments of propaganda like subliminal advertising to keep people happy and unaware or unconcerned about what is actually happening to them and their communities. Huxley followed Brave New World with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958). In 'Brave New World' non-stop distractions of the most fascinating nature are deliberately used as instruments of policy, for the purpose of preventing people from paying too much attention to the realities of the social and political situation. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World as number five on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Reinterpretations of Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World and Zamyatin's We. Based on the Conflict Between Liberty and Domination. We, 1984 and Brave New World are three of the most widely interpreted science fiction novels of the twentieth century. They all deal with anti-Utopian futures. Brave New World takes place in the World State.

Relative theory of good in brave new world and "1984." Partridge, Alice.
One method of interesting the average high school student in questioning intelligently the nature of good is through the study of huxley's "brave new world" and orwell's "1984." The young reader, after studying huxley's "brave new world" and orwell's "1984," and being frightened by what he recognizes as a possible future reality, comes to stand with the savage of "brave new world."

Comparison of ideas found in Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD to tenets of Buddhism. The difference is that the Buddha seeks to evoke a spiritual response from others so that they seek a truth within themselves, while the society in Brave New World wants to shape the response and create a truth in keeping with some idea of social harmony.

Inheritable genetic modification and a brave new world. Did Huxley have it wrong? by Frankel MS. Abstract: What makes inheritable genetic modification attractive is not its ability to treat disease, but its capacity to enhance human traits beyond what mere good health requires. But, these discoveries will not be imposed on us by government, as Aldous Huxley thought in "brave new world." If they take over our lives, it will be because they were sold to us on the open market, as commodities we cannot do without.