Locomotion and imagination

Murphy, Peter (2015) Locomotion and imagination. Knowledge Cultures, 3 (3).

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Abstract

What is communication? We usually think of communication as words. But human beings also communicate aesthetically, through form and pattern. Among the most powerful forms of such communication are cities. Cities have distinctive and characteristic shapes and configurations (visual, tactile, aural, etc.). Cities also because of this have a great impact on human knowledge and creation: on what and how their denizens understand and think. The essay reflects on this and the contribution of Robert Park and the Chicago School of Sociology to clarifying the role of the city as a means of communication, cognition and creation.

Item ID: 53266
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2375-6527
Keywords: communication; cities; urban; Robert Park; progress; persistence; pattern; motion
Copyright Information: Copyright 2015 Addleton Academic Publishers.
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 02:17
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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