Our everyday senses supply only a small fraction of what we actually perceive—the rest is filled in by what we think we already know, or have learnt from newspapers and magazines, and other media. So how much of our experience is really thought about, felt and reflected upon? This ground-breaking anthology asks us to consider the space between the known and the unknown, between fact and the imagination, between the external and the internal. In words and images that explore our environment and culture, that reflect on literary and artistic creation, mortality, mental wellness, home and belonging, Imagined Spaces returns the essay to its original activity of having a go, trying and weighing something out, taking a risk. An exciting and provocative collection that is fun, entertaining, and deeply serious. Join us in the space that follows and be part of an adventure essaying into the unknown...
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Author: Kirsty Gunn
From Thomas More onwards, writers of utopias have constructed alternative models of society as a way of commenting critically on existing social orders. In the utopian alternative, the sex-gender system of the contemporary society may be either reproduced or radically re-organised. Reading utopian writing as a dialogue between reality and possibility, this study examines the relationship between historical sex-gender systems and those envisioned by utopian texts. Surveying a broad range of utopian writing from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Huxley, Zamyatin, Wedekind, Hauptmann, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book reveals the variety and complexity of approaches to re-arranging gender, and locates these 're-arrangements' within contemporary debates on sex and reproduction, masculinity and femininity, desire, taboo and family structure. These issues occupy a position of central importance in the dialogue between utopian imagination and anti-utopian thought which culminates in the great dystopias of the twentieth century and the postmodern re-invention of utopia.
Wedekind's claim that he forms the god of his fictional totalitarian theocracy in his own image raises the issue of authorial imagination, evoking the god-like power of the creative mind to call characters, situations, and whole worlds ...
Author: Caitriona Dhuill
Category: Foreign Language Study
Entertainment and Utopia in Science Fiction Films and Television Series of the 1980s and 1990s Katrina G. Boyd. "======~~~=== -- " " - - ----- IMAGINED SPACES: ENTERTAINMENT AND UTOPIA IN SCIENCE FICTION FILMS AND.
Author: Katrina G. Boyd
Category: Science fiction films
Eventually, both geographical landscape of Bulgaria and narrations about geographical landscape of Turkey become the background of the memory and imagination of Bulgarian Turks. Immigrants' imagined spaces and places – either rural or ...
Author: Brooke L. Rogers
Category: Social Science
This book sheds light on the intimate relationship between built space and the mind, exploring the ways in which architecture inhabits and shapes both the memory and the imagination. Examining the role of the house, a recurrent, even haunting, image in art and literature from classical times to the present day, it includes new work by both leading scholars and early career academics, providing fresh insights into the spiritual, social, and imaginative significances of built space. Further, it reveals how engagement with both real and imagined architectural structures has long been a way of understanding the intangible workings of the mind itself.
That is what space is for.1 The above quotation, taken from Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space (1958), seems a fitting place to begin this consideration of an imagined 'house', which centres on the imaginary and imagined spaces of ...
Author: Jane Griffiths
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Literary Criticism
As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices used in alternative development models in the Global South. This process re-contextualises the spaces, values, and relationships produced by such alternative methods of development and social agency. It asks whether such spatial practices provide concrete realisations of some key concepts of Western spatial theory, questioning whether we might challenge the space and architectures of capitalist development by learning from the places and practices of others. Exploring these themes offers a critical examination of alternative development practices methods in the Global South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political space. The comparison of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses reveals the political, social, and economic resonances inherent between these previously unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial issues of choice, value, and identity are revealed through a comparative study of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. These key protagonists offer a critical framework of discourses from which further connections to socio-spatial discourses and concepts are made, including post-marxist theory, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, development anthropology, post-colonial theory, hybridity, difference and subalterneity. By looking to the spaces and practices of alternative development in the Global South this book offers a critical reflection upon the working practices of Westernised architecture and other spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory development practices this book ultimately seeks to articulate the positive potential and political of learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice in order to re-imagine architecture and space. .
It was a way of imagining space – a geographical imagination – integral to what was to become a project for organising global space. [...] It is a response which takes on trust a story about space which in its period of hegemony not ...
Author: Richard Bower
This volume provides a much needed, historically accurate narrative of the development of theories of space up to the beginning of the eighteenth century. It studies conceptions of space that were implicitly or explicitly entailed by ancient, medieval and early modern representations of the cosmos. The authors reassess Alexandre Koyré’s groundbreaking work From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe (1957) and they trace the permanence of arguments to be found throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. By adopting a long timescale, this book sheds new light on the continuity between various cosmological representations and their impact on the ontology and epistemology of space. Readers may explore the work of a variety of authors including Aristotle, Epicurus, Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, John Wyclif, Peter Auriol, Nicholas Bonet, Francisco Suárez, Francesco Patrizi, Giordano Bruno, Libert Froidmont, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Samuel Clarke. We see how reflections on space, imagination and the cosmos were the product of a plurality of philosophical traditions that found themselves confronted with, and enriched by, various scientific and theological challenges which induced multiple conceptual adaptations and innovations. This volume is a useful resource for historians of philosophy, those with an interest in the history of science, and particularly those seeking to understand the historical background of the philosophy of space.
This explains that we can have some knowledge of space, even if space is not perfectly sensible. ... Gassendi indeed appealed to infinite spaces and times as that which goes beyond the limits of the imagination and is seized only by the ...
Author: Frederik A. Bakker
With the increase of digital and networked media in everyday life, researchers have increasingly turned their gaze to the symbolic and cultural elements of technologies. From studying online game communities, locative and social media to YouTube and mobile media, ethnographic approaches to digital and networked media have helped to elucidate the dynamic cultural and social dimensions of media practice. The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, and conceptually cutting-edge guide to this emergent and diverse area. Features include: a comprehensive history of computers and digitization in anthropology; exploration of various ethnographic methods in the context of digital tools and network relations; consideration of social networking and communication technologies on a local and global scale; in-depth analyses of different interfaces in ethnography, from mobile technologies to digital archives.
Paying close attention to references to space and place in speech (or texts) earlier on can also be a guide to the ... Use of the Internet frequently involves an engagement with the imagination and the production of imagined spaces ...
Author: Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.
... taken place “offstage” in what has been called “referred space” (McAuley 20) or “conceived space” (Scolnicov 14). ... even though such spaces are not shown, they are nevertheless imagined as physically locatable somewhere offstage.
Author: W. Gruber
Category: Performing Arts
People dreamed of cosmic exploration—winged spaceships and lunar voyages; space stations and robot astronauts—long before it actually happened. Space and the American Imagination traces the emergence of space travel in the popular mind, its expression in science fiction, and its influence on national space programs. Space exploration dramatically illustrates the power of imagination. Howard E. McCurdy shows how that power inspired people to attempt what they once deemed impossible. In a mere half-century since the launch of the first Earth-orbiting satellite in 1957, humans achieved much of what they had once only read about in the fiction of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells and the nonfiction of Willy Ley. Reaching these goals, however, required broad-based support, and McCurdy examines how advocates employed familiar metaphors to excite interest (promising, for example, that space exploration would recreate the American frontier experience) and prepare the public for daring missions into space. When unexpected realities and harsh obstacles threatened their progress, the space community intensified efforts to make their wildest dreams come true. This lively and important work remains relevant given contemporary questions about future plans at NASA. Fully revised and updated since its original publication in 1997, Space and the American Imagination includes a reworked introduction and conclusion and new chapters on robotics and space commerce.
They imagined themselves building large, Earth-orbiting space stations. They imagined flying to the Moon, landing and returning to Earth, and eventually establishing lunar research stations. They imagined their ability to construct ...
Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: JHU Press