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The Politics of Imagination
     

The Politics of Imagination

by Chiara Bottici
 

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The Politics of Imagination offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the contemporary relationship between politics and the imagination. What role does our capacity to form images play in politics? And can we define politics as a struggle for people’s imagination? As a result of the increasingly central place of the media in our lives, the political

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The Politics of Imagination offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the contemporary relationship between politics and the imagination. What role does our capacity to form images play in politics? And can we define politics as a struggle for people’s imagination? As a result of the increasingly central place of the media in our lives, the political role of imagination has undergone a massive quantitative and a qualitative change. As such, there has been a revival of interest in the concept of imagination, as the intimate connections between our capacity to form images and politics becomes more and more evident. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical outlooks, The Politics of Imagination examines how the power of imagination reverberates in the various ambits of social and political life: in law, history, art, gender, economy, religion and the natural sciences. And it will be of considerable interest to those with contemporary interests in philosophy, political philosophy, political science, legal theory, gender studies, sociology, nationalism, identity studies, cultural studies, and media studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136719677
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Series:
Birkbeck Law Press
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
2 MB

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Chiara Bottici is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the New School For Social Research.

Benoît Challand is visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Politics of the New School for Social Research and Lecturer at the University of Bologna.

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