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The social imaginary

The social imaginary

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Published by Sage Publications in London, U.K, Newbury Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Michel Maffesoli
    SeriesCurrent Sociology (Paris, France) -- v.41, no.2
    ContributionsMaffesoli, Michel., Durand, Gilbert., Tacussel, Patrick, 1956- ., Xiberras, Martine, 1958- ., Fourastié, Phillipe Joron., Maffesoli, Michel., Watier, Patrick, 1956- ., Salazar, Philippe Joseph.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 108 p. :
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22846022M

    This book draws on literary, cultural, and critical examples forming a menstrual imaginary—a body of work by women writers and poets that builds up a concept of women’s creativity in an effort to overturn menstrual prejudice and addresses key arbiters of the menstrual imaginary. This paper explores the idea of the ‘fourth age’ as a form of social imaginary. During the latter half of the twentieth century and beyond, the cultural framing of old age and its modern institutionalisation within society began to lose some of its former chronological coherence.

    Katja Valaskivi, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow and Reader (Docent) at the University of Tampere, School of Communication, Media and research interests include the social construction of knowledge and belief, media and popular culture. She is currently working on the circulating, transnational practice of nation branding and the concept of ‘Cool’. In Unsettled Visions, the activist, curator, and scholar Margo Machida presents a pioneering, in-depth exploration of contemporary Asian American visual a focuses on works produced during the watershed s, when surging Asian immigration had significantly altered the demographic, cultural, and political contours of Asian America, and a renaissance in Asian Ame/5(8).

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In Modern Social Imaginaries, Taylor continues his recent reflections on the theme of multiple modernities.

To account for the differences among modernities, Taylor sets out his idea of the social imaginary, a broad understanding of the way a given people imagine their collective social life. If humans construct and imagine their worlds, what then is the common grounding condition of that construction.

Or, more prosaically, what are the dominant social imaginaries, local and global, through which we as humans live in these worlds. These. Book Description. Sustainability in an Imaginary World explores the social agency of art and its connection to complex issues of sustainability. Over the past decade, interest in art’s agency has ballooned as an increasing number of fields turn to the arts with ever-expanding expectations.

To answer this, the values of an ecological response are developed, leading to the notion of an 'Ecological Social Imaginary', which looks at how humans can change their way of living to one that is more in harmony with the planet that they live on and depend upon.

To enable this, an ecological form of education, Connective Education, is : Palgrave Macmillan. The term ‘social imaginary’ originated with the French theorist Cornelius Castoriadis in his book, The Imaginary Institution of Society (Castoriadis, ).

In this book, he argues that all social institutions possess a central imaginary, situated ‘on the level of elementary symbols or of global meaning’ that links the functions of. However, the social imaginary cannot be reduced or attributed to subjective imagination, since the individual is informed through an internalisation of social significations.

[] [] He used traditional terms as much as possible, though consistently redefining them. Book Description. In this important contribution to the field, Ilana Mountian critically analyses discourses surrounding drug addiction, drug prohibition, treatment and prevention, and highlights new ways of understanding the role that gender plays in the ethics of drug use across cultures.

Conceptualising the Social Imaginary 2. Historical. The book explores the commodification of the nation, the shift to a promotional political culture, and the role of media in contributing to the circulation of the idea of the Cool Nation.

The social imaginary of nation branding takes its theory and practices from marketing, unlike earlier imaginations based on ideas of democracy or citizenship. This article presents a feminist analysis of the concept of self. It discusses the issues of the subjectivity of the self and the instituted social imaginary and suggests that the ideas of positioning of being positioned within power structures have implications for epistemological, moral, and political philosophies.

It explains that in order to view real selves, one needs to understand their. This is the argument of Graeme Kirkpatrick's brilliant new book, Computer Games and the Social Imaginary. Drawing on recent social theory and an original analysis of the social role of aesthetics, Kirkpatrick makes a major contribution to our understanding of both games and society." Andrew Feenberg, Simon Fraser UniversityCited by:   The Book.

In The Sociological Imagination, published inMills' goal was to try to reconcile two different and abstract concepts of social reality—the "individual" and "society." In doing so, Mills challenged the dominant ideas within sociology and critiqued some of.

Retelling the history of Western modernity, Taylor traces the development of a distinct social imaginary. Animated by the idea of a moral order based on the mutual benefit of equal participants, the Western social imaginary is characterized by three key cultural forms.

In the second section, we clarify the relation of ‘social imaginaries’ to the concept of (religious) worldviewing, understood as a process of truth seeking. Furthermore, we discuss the practical usefulness of the concept of social imaginaries for cultural scientists, by focusing on the concept of human rights as a secular social imaginary.

OCLC Number: Notes: "Autumn " Description: vi, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Contents: The social ambiance / Michel Maffesoli --The implication of the imaginary and societies / Gilbert Durand --The epistemological propinquity of social aesthetics and the imaginary / Patrick Tacussel --Rhythms and cadences for a postmodern symphony / Martine Xiberras --The imaginary.

This is an excellent book, very original and elegantly written. Chiara Bottici's contribution to the field of politics is an original one, since, even though there exist other theories about the social imaginary, Bottici's is pivotal in allowing us to understand contemporary politics and its paradoxes.

In Modern Social Imaginaries, Taylor continues his recent reflections on the theme of multiple modernities. To account for the differences among modernities, Taylor sets out his idea of the social imaginary, a broad understanding of the way a given people imagine their collective social : $ Download Computer Games And The Social Imaginary books, Computer games have fundamentally altered the relation of self and society in the digital age.

Analysing topics such as technology and power, the formation of gaming culture and the subjective impact of play with computer games, this text will be of great interest to students and scholars. This makes Imagination and the Imaginary essential reading for students and scholars working in phenomenology, philosophy of perception, social theory, cultural studies and aesthetics.

Cover Image: Bronze Bowl with Lace, Ursula Von Rydingsvard,   The current work puts the concept of modernity into a theoretical framework which Taylor terms the "social imaginary" (hence the title of the book).

The "social imaginary", broadly speaking, consists of images, stories and legends, is shared by large groups of people, and serves to make possible "common practices and a widely shared sense of Reviews: and instituted society, of the social imaginary, of the institution of society as its own work, of the social-historical as a mode of being unrecognized by inherited thought - had in the meantime been transfor­ med for me from arrival points to starting points, thereby demanding that everything be .