Debating Imaginal Politics: Dialogues with Chiara Bottici (Social Imaginaries) (Hardcover)

Debating Imaginal Politics: Dialogues with Chiara Bottici (Social Imaginaries) By Suzi Adams (Editor), Jeremy C. a. Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Suzi Adams (Editor), Jeremy C. a. Smith (Editor)
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Chiara Bottici's influential work on imaginal politics has provided a rich theoretical framework and incisive critical analysis with which to engage the contemporary world. Rethinking the image as a pictorial space of political activity located between the poles of the creative imagination of the self and social imaginary significations of the social collective, her work has provided a critical new resource not only in the academy, but for activists as well. This collection of essays by leading scholars debates Bottici's account of imaginal politics from inter-disciplinary perspectives, ranging from critical theory and political philosophy, to psychoanalysis, and sociology. It provides the first systematic and interdisciplinary engagement with the imaginal field. The book is a must-read for all scholars interested in debates on the political, social transformation, social imaginaries, and the imagination, and will appeal to researchers and graduate students across a wide variety of disciplines as well as activists and politically-engaged readers.

About the Author

Suzi Adams is senior lecturer in sociology at Flinders University, Australia. She is the author of Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation (2011), and editor of Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts (2014). Jeremy C A Smith is associate professor of sociology and associate dean, research in the School of Arts at Federation University Australia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786615039
ISBN-10: 1786615037
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 5th, 2021
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Social Imaginaries