Through an analysis of Fijian children's essays about the future, this article explores ideas of sociality, personhood, and the self that are the very stuff of intersubjectivity and thus of the imagination, as this gives rise to the lived social reality that is manifested in people's ideas and practices. The material presented here bears on a single aspect of data derived from 75 essays by Fijian village children aged between 7 and 15 years old, that is, their constitution over time of a spatiotemporal orientation toward a view of generations to come. I use this example of spatiotemporal orientation to show how, seen through the perspective derived from long-term participant observer fieldwork, data such as these enable an ethnographic analysis of meaning-making as a transformational, historical process.
What We Can Learn from Fijian Children's Ideas About Their Lives as Adults
Perspectives from postsocialist Europe and beyond
Haldis Haukanes and Susanna Trnka
The last two decades have witnessed a phenomenal expansion of scholarly work on collective memory. Simultaneously, increasing anthropological attention is being paid to collective visions of the future, albeit through a range of disparate literatures on topics including development, modernity and risk, the imagination, and, perhaps ironically, nostalgia. In this introduction to this special section, we bring together analyses of postsocialist visions of pasts and futures to shed light upon the cultural scripts and social processes through which different temporal visions are ascribed collective meaning, employed in the creation of shared and personal identities, and used to galvanize social and political action.
Between Movies and Mind, Affective Neuroscience, and the Philosophy of Film
representation and expression of emotion in film. My particular interest is in the account Smith advances of the nature of emotion and its role in relation to empathy and imagination in the film experience. As Smith contends, quantitative empirical research adds
Climate Change and the Cinematic Ethics of Immersive Filmworlds
Ludo de Roo
form of imagination that is rooted in our elemental being-in-the-world. As such, this cinematic form of “elemental imagination,” as I will call it, has the potential to enrich the field of cinematic ethics. 1 In other words, elemental imagination is
Noel N. Sauer
“Image in the mind” is only a round-about way of saying “imagination.” But to infer from this that there is really an image in the mind … is to be misled by an analogical expression. — Thomas Reid 1 Sartre’s theory of mental imagery has long been
Le Mémoire de fin d'études de Sartre
Vincent de Coorebyter
commandera à Sartre, quelques années plus tard, un livre sur les doctrines de l'image qui ne paraîtra jamais sous cette forme mais dont Sartre tirera L'Imagination (1936) et L'Imaginaire (1940). Le manuscrit original du mémoire de Sartre n'est pas
Representation, Imagination, and Speculation
Jooyoung Kim, Taehee Kim, Jinhyoung Lee, and Inseop Shin
This think piece approaches urban travel from a mobility humanities perspective, using the example of Seoul, South Korea, a leading metropolis in Asia. The article demonstrates three modes of interpreting urban travel in Seoul: (1) representation by means of mobile video technologies embodying a paradoxical relationship of powers; (2) literary imagination confining a possible mobile community in a restricted region; and (3) philosophical speculation presenting “crossing the Han River” as a spiritual and emotional reproduction of the connection between, and consequential rupture of, heterogeneous territories. The article pays particular attention to the represented, imagined, and speculated dimensions of urban travel, which is understood as a physically practiced and cognitively elaborated production, rather than a predefined movement per se.
Book Review of Irving Massey, The Neural Imagination: Aesthetic and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts
Review of Patrick Colm Hogan, UNDERSTANDING INDIAN MOVIES: CULTURE, COGNITION, AND CINEMATIC IMAGINATION
Sartre and Barthes on Memory and Fascination
memory belie a more profound understanding of memory as an intentional consciousness, which has unique thetic and temporal structures. Sartre’s germane theory of memory includes a nuanced understanding of how memory relates to imagination and perception