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Author Bottici, Chiara,
Title Imaginal politics : images beyond imagination and the imaginary / Chiara Bottici.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]

Author Bottici, Chiara,
Series New directions in critical theory
New directions in critical theory.
Subject Imagination -- Political aspects.
Imagery (Psychology) -- Political aspects.
Visualization -- Political aspects.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or (re)presentations that are presences in themselves. Offering a new, systematic understanding of the imaginal and its nexus with the political, Chiara Bottici brings fresh insight into the formation of political and power relationships and the paradox of a world rich in imagery yet seemingly devoid of imagination. Bottici begins by defining the difference between the imaginal and the imaginary, locating the.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Imagining -- 1. From Phantasia to Imagination -- 2. From Imagination to the Imaginary and Beyond? -- 3. Toward a Theory of the Imaginal -- pt. 2 Politics -- 4. A Genealogy of Politics: From Its Invention to the Biopolitical Turn -- 5. Imaginal Politics -- 6. Contemporary Transformations Between Spectacle and Virtuality -- pt. 3 The Global Spectacle -- 7. The Politics of the Past: The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations -- 8. The Repositioning of Religion in the Public Sphere: Imaginal Consequences -- 9. Imagining Human Rights: Gender, Race, and Class.
ISBN 9780231527811 (electronic bk.)
0231527810 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 879610639
Additional Format Print version: Bottici, Chiara. Imaginal politics 9780231157780 (DLC) 2013030821 (OCoLC)861211201