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While those who adopt and reproduce these imaginaries believe themselves be to aiming at outcomes consistent with "the good society, " both imaginaries, she claims, are a product of "false learning" (p.
She applies her characterization of these prominent imaginaries to the history of Internet governance, beginning with the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that followed from it.
Mansell suggests that, like the communication patterns of people with schizophrenia that Bateson studied, those adopting the dominant and alternative social imaginaries of the information society are paralyzed in a communication loop which they cannot escape without a new paradigm.
But the dominant imaginaries they face at present may not At easily into the binary opposition as Mansell presents.
Mansell is not the first writer to explore the social imaginaries of the Internet Age.
Turkey's socially contested cultural ecosystem of rival social imaginaries includes such terrorist groups as the Gulenists, the PKK, the DHKP-C and Ergenekon, which exist on the peripheries of the cultural ecosystem, and the AK Party, the CHP and the MHP, which inhabit its core, to mention a few.
34) All the variant social imaginaries in Turkey are engaged in this complex process to manufacture meaning and ensure intelligibility.
Therefore, by deconstructing social imaginaries and better understanding the values impacting the processes of 'habitualization' and the 'inheritance of meaning,' which includes observation, pairing and punish/reward cycles, we are better able to interpret those varying stimuli from which trajectories flow and social imaginaries emerge.
37) Phenomenology then sheds light on the cognitive processes involved in interpreting stimuli or the 'significant symbols' as experienced by human agency, in order to unravel social imaginaries.
Taylor's Modern Social Imaginaries is rich in ideas and histories; yet, it could be more careful in its argument.
Kearon's contribution demonstrates how much in contemporary imaginaries of regulation and control finds its origins in particular "bourgeois" sentiments and sensitivities, and in attempts of particular middle-class fractions to culturally distinguish themselves through the continuous construction and reconstruction of their relationships with or to an imagined subaltern other.
Themes in Section III include cultural practices and texts, as well as the imaginaries of otherness and exclusion that conclude Section II.