Imagination: three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy

Murphy, Peter, Peters, Michael A., and Marginson, Simon (2010) Imagination: three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy. Peter Lang, New York, US.

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[Extract] Advancement in the arts and sciences is a primary driver of economic production and social policy in post-industrial societies. Imagination steps back and asks 'what advances the arts and sciences?' This book explores the collective, social and global dimension of human imagining-and the ambivalent relationship of social institutions, including universities, schools, economies, media and culture industries, to the collective imagination. Basic discovery requires high levels of creative thinking: Imagination looks at the social conditions that make path-breaking thought possible on a large scale. It examines the role of aesthetic, pictorial, digital, paradoxical and other imaginative styles of thinking, and the times and places in which such styles become socially prominent and a significant force in economic and cultural production. It looks at successful societies as they are approaching their peak, when new ideas are driving them forward.

Item ID: 23136
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-4331-0528-9
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 23:13
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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