New Imaginaries (Public Culture Series #36 - Volume 14, Number 1)

New Imaginaries (Public Culture Series #36 - Volume 14, Number 1)

by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Benjamin Lee
     
 

How do ordinary people identify themselves as part of a group? By what means do they express a largely unspoken understanding of themselves in society? This special issue on new social imaginaries examines the emergent forms of solidarity and collective identity in a global context. The essays explore how local cultural forms and global social movements contribute

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How do ordinary people identify themselves as part of a group? By what means do they express a largely unspoken understanding of themselves in society? This special issue on new social imaginaries examines the emergent forms of solidarity and collective identity in a global context. The essays explore how local cultural forms and global social movements contribute to the making and unmaking of imagined collective identities.

Contributors to this collection include major voices in the fields of philosophy, critical literature, sociology, anthropology, and communication studies. The articles consider how people conceive of and categorize themselves as part of a cohesive group under the multiple rubrics of the public and counterpublic, nation, ethnos, civilization, genealogy, democracy, and the market. Many of the essays are situated in specific national and cultural sites such as Africa, Australia, eighteenth-century England, the European Union, India, and Turkey. Others examine the intersections of global financial markets and democratic institutions.

As a whole, New Imaginaries suggests a new way of synthesizing economic, political, and cultural approaches to social life.

Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Craig Calhoun, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Nilüfer Göle, Benjamin Lee, Edward LiPuma, Achille Mbembe, Mary Poovey, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Charles Taylor, Michael Warner

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822365211
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Public Culture Series, #36
Edition description:
Winter 2002 Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.76(d)

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