<span class="smallCaps">Imaginative Horizons</span>

in Imaginative Horizons

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780226118734
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226118758 | DOI:
Imaginative Horizons

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This chapter focuses on visual imagery of both a pictorial and verbal nature. There has been much written in academic circles in recent years about borders, boundaries, and frontiers, on their enforcement, supersession, dissolution, and porosity, on crossings and re-crossings, on transmigration, all supposedly affected and effected by the Web-netting, transnationalism, and globalization of stipulated postmodernity. It offers a critique of certain of the empirical presuppositions of science. The association of imaginative auras and horizons with creativity is historically constituted and remains hypothetical. The imaginative aura is anticipatory, independently so, as when one begins a thought, a sentence, a drawing, a musical composition without knowing and yet knowing, indeed with some certainty, how it will end, that it will come to some sort of fruition even if that fruition is a failure.

Keywords: verbal; pictoral; postmodernity; imaginative; horizons

Chapter.  11373 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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