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Social Imaginaries

A New Peer-Reviewed Journal from Zeta Books

Suzi Adams and Jeremy Smith, Coordinating Editors

Social Imaginaries is a peer-reviewed journal that examines complexes of cultural meaning and cultural projects of power. It presupposes an understanding of society as a political institution, which is formed — and forms itself — in historical constellations, and through encounters with other cultures and civilizational worlds. An emphasis on “imaginaries” points to interrelated trends: it reveals the modern concern with the social imagination as truly creative rather than reproductive; it highlights the phenomenon of collectively instituted meaning and its inter-cultural variations; it provides a corrective to a one-sided focus on ‘reason’ as the central tenet (or promise) of modernity; finally, it underscores the ongoing hermeneutical turn in the human sciences.

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  • Social Imaginaries publishes original work that reflects on the human condition in modernity, and pursues intersecting debates on (inter)cultural and historical varieties of meaning, power and socially instituted worlds. It publishes Spring and Fall issues in May and November each year.


    · ISSN 2393-2503 (print) · Biannual · Print and eBook options available from Zeta Books ·
    · ISSN 2457-2926 (online) · Online access includes volume 1 (2015) to present ·


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