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Title:

Ideology and Utopia in Social Imaginaries

Creator:

Lubowicka, Grażyna

ORCID:

0000-0002-0197-4443

Subject and Keywords:

social imagination ; symbolical space ; ideology ; utopia ; Clifford Geertz ; Paul Ricoeur

Abstract:

The paper presents the social imaginary from the perspective of contemporary hermeneutics, with the focus on Paul Ricoeur’s and Clifford Geertz’s theories, as the basis for the self-understanding of individuals and social groups. The point of departure is the problem of social imaginary Charles Taylor discusses in his “Modern Social Imaginaries”. The background to understanding in both Ricoeur’s and Greetz’s hermeneutical accounts is a symbolical space comprising symbols and senses, an interpretation which allows to identify active and creative processes within that space through distinguishing its two primary functions, i.e. ideology and utopia. The way in which the imaginary is being shaped according to ideology and utopia as two complementary functions of the social imagination offers the possibility of construing social processes as cultural processes taking form of symbolical space transformations. Thinking of ideology and utopia as functioning as social imagination activity makes it possible to show the rules that govern social imagination (social integration and disintegration processes), as well as to discuss social change in which the dialectic of ideology and utopia occupies the central place.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Instytut Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Date issued:

2019

Identifier:

ISBN 978-83-62618-48-4

DOI:

10.34616/22.19.065

Language:

eng

Licence:

Regulamin korzystania z Biblioteki Cyfrowej Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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Rights holder:

© Copyright by Instytut Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Location of original object:

Biblioteka Instytutu Pedagogiki UWr

Autor opisu:

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