Social Imaginaries

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Language: English
Periodicity: Twice a year
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Social Imaginaries inquires into complexes of cultural meaning and cultural projects of power. It presupposes an understanding of society as a political institution, which is formed — and forms itself — in historical constellations, on the one hand, and through encounters with other cultures and civilizational worlds, on the other. An emphasis on “imaginaries” points to several interrelated trends: it reveals the modern concern with — and emphasis on — the social imagination as truly creative rather than reproductive; it highlights the phenomenon of collectively instituted meaning and its inter-cultural variations; it provides a corrective to a one-sided focus on ‘reason’ as the central tenet (or promise) of modernity; finally, it underscores the ongoing, albeit incomplete, hermeneutical turn in the human sciences. Social Imaginaries reflects on the human condition in modernity, which, amongst other things, ought to be centrally concerned with theoretical elaborations of and responses to the ecological devastation of the natural world. It pursues intersecting debates on (inter)cultural and historical varieties of meaning, power and socially instituted worlds.

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Suzi Adams (Flinders University, Australia); Paul Blokker ( Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic); Natalie Doyle (Monash University, Australia); John Krummel (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA); Jeremy Smith (Federation University Australia, Australia).

Editorial Assistants:

Erin Carlisle (Flinders University, Australia); George Sarantoulias (Flinders University, Australia).


Johann P. Arnason (La Trobe University, Australia/ Charles University, Czech Republic); Craig Calhoun (LSE, UK); Fred Dallmayr (Notre Dame University, USA); Vincent Descombes (EHESS, France/ University of Chicago, USA); Charles Taylor (McGill University); George Taylor (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Peter Wagner (University of Barcelona, Spain); Bernhard Waldenfels (Bochum University, Germany).

Editorial Advisory Board: 

Chiara Bottici (New School for Social Research, USA); Craig Browne (University of Sydney, Australia); Ivan Chvatik (Centre for Theoretical Studies/ Patočka Archives, Czech Republic); Marcel Gauchet (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France); Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University, USA); Dick Howard (Stony Brook University, USA); Wolfgang Knöbl (Göttingen University); Kwok Ying Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China); Karel Novotny (Charles University, Czech Republic); Mats Rosengren (Södertorn University College, Sweden); Hans Rainer Sepp (Fink Archives, Freiburg University, Germany); Kate Soper (London Metropolitan University, UK); Ingerid Straume (Oslo University); Ted Toadvine (University of Oregon, USA); Lubica Ucnik (Murdoch University, Australia).


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Periodicity Twice a year
Language English
Buying Options Paperback, eBook Individuals, Institutional Online Access


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