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The collective imagination : the creative spirit of free societies, Peter Murphy, (electronic book)

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The collective imagination : the creative spirit of free societies
Title
The collective imagination
Title remainder
the creative spirit of free societies
Statement of responsibility
Peter Murphy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title explores the social foundations of the human imagination, investigating collective expression of the imagination in our economies, universities, cities, and political systems.
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1956-
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Murphy, Peter
Dewey number
303.48
Index
index present
LC call number
BF411
LC item number
.M857 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Imagination
  • Creative ability
  • Civilization
Summary expansion
The Collective Imagination explores the social foundations of the human imagination. In a lucid and wide-ranging discussion, Peter Murphy looks at the collective expression of the imagination in our economies, universities, cities, and political systems, providing a tour-de-force account of the power of the imagination to unite opposites and find similarities among things that we ordinarily think of as different. It is not only individuals who possess the power to imagine; societies do as well. A compelling journey through various peak moments of creation, this book examines the cities and nations, institutions and individuals who ply the paraphernalia of paradoxes and dialogues, wry dramaturgy and witty expression that set the act of creation in motion. Whilst exploring the manner in which, through the media of pattern, figure, and shape, and the miracles of metaphor, things come into being, Murphy recognises that creative periods never last: creative forms invariably tire; inventive centres inevitably fade. The Collective Imagination explores the contemporary dilemmas and historic pathos caused by this-as cities and societies, periods and generations slip behind in the race for economic and social discovery. Left bewildered and bothered, and struggling to catch up, they substitute empty bombast, faded glory, chronic dullness or stolid glumness for initiative, irony, and inventiveness. A comprehensive audit of the creativity claims of the post-modern age - that finds them badly wanting and looks to the future - The Collective Imagination will appeal to sociologists and philosophers concerned with cultural theory, cultural and media studies and aesthetics
Label
The collective imagination : the creative spirit of free societies, Peter Murphy, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Introduction; Part I The Media of Creation: Imagination; Wit; Paradox; Metaphor. Part II Collective Creation: Art; Economy; Society; Politics; References; Index
Control code
AH30324685
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317037842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The collective imagination : the creative spirit of free societies, Peter Murphy, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Introduction; Part I The Media of Creation: Imagination; Wit; Paradox; Metaphor. Part II Collective Creation: Art; Economy; Society; Politics; References; Index
Control code
AH30324685
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317037842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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