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ERIC Number: ED510224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 400
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0529-6
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Imagination: Three Models of Imagination in the Age of the Knowledge Economy
Murphy, Peter; Peters, Michael A.; Marginson, Simon
Peter Lang New York
Advancement in the arts and sciences is a primary driver of economic production and social policy in post-industrial societies. Imagination steps back and asks "what advances the arts and sciences?" This book explores the collective, social and global dimension of human imagining-and the ambivalent relationship of social institutions, including universities, schools, economies, media and culture industries, to the collective imagination. Basic discovery requires high levels of creative thinking: Imagination looks at the social conditions that make path-breaking thought possible on a large scale. It examines the role of aesthetic, pictorial, digital, paradoxical and other imaginative styles of thinking, and the times and places in which such styles become socially prominent and a significant force in economic and cultural production. It looks at successful societies as they are approaching their peak, when new ideas are driving them forward.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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