Stranger Cities Australian Creation and the Ambidextrous Mind, a Profile of Portal Modernity

Murphy, Peter (2023) Stranger Cities Australian Creation and the Ambidextrous Mind, a Profile of Portal Modernity. Social and Critical Theory, 30 . Brill, Leiden, Netherlands.

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Stranger Cities explores the metaphysics of Australian society and the clash between its competing strands of romantic culture and classic civilization. The social expression, artistic resonance, economic significance, civic character, historic phases, mythic representations, creative antinomies, and imaginative contribution of these metaphysical fundamentals form the background of Australia’s distinctive urban civilization with its bustling stranger populations, ocean-facing portal cities, revealing art and architecture, and cyclical worlds of markets and industries, war and peace. Murphy portrays a classic eudemonic society whose dominant ethos of phlegmatic happiness vies with a subsidiary current of melancholic and choleric romanticism.

Item ID: 79752
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-90-04-68012-8
Keywords: Australia, metaphysics, society, civilisation, cities, creation, modernity, portal, imagination, realist, romantic
Copyright Information: Copyright 2023 by Peter Murphy.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 06:12
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441008 Sociology of culture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 100%
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