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The World after COVID

Manfred Max Bergman
2020 World  
Enviro-Centric Societies In this scenario, the pandemic will initiate an ambitious sustainable development agenda based on environmental and climate mitigation concerns.  ...  World 2020, 1 Econo-Centric Societies In this imaginary, societies seek to return to BC (Before Covid) in that they hitch their destiny to a narrow selection and reinterpretation of tenets derived from  ... 
doi:10.3390/world1010005 fatcat:x7g4on3jxnhxhewfwxavmt43di

Futures of sustainability: Perspectives on social imaginaries and social transformation. A comment on Frank Adloff and Sighard Neckel's research program

Gerard Delanty
2021 Social Science Information  
My comment is specifically focused on their research agenda as outlined in their trend-setting article, 'Futures of sustainability as modernization, transformation, and control: A conceptual framework'  ...  I raise three issues: the first relates to the very idea of the future; the second concerns the notion of social imaginaries and the third question is focused on the idea of social transformation.  ...  I am also not convinced that sustainability as control entails an imaginary dimension even in the more domesticated sense of a social imaginary.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0539018421999562 fatcat:eyo6vwzve5fqvgq443mzqtz3je

Images of the Human Being

Christoph Wulf
2016 Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie  
They are the result of complex anthropological processes in which social and cultural power structures play an important role.  ...  Owing to their iconic character, they reduce the complexity of the person and his or her being-in-the-world to select features and do not create a complete view of the person.  ...  This world of imaginary images plays a part in shaping the outer world.  ... 
doi:10.1515/para-2016-0038 fatcat:ydvvrvylpjcq3p3nzzglpnlynm

Futures of sustainability: Trajectories and conflicts

Frank Adloff, Sighard Neckel
2021 Social Science Information  
However, a sociology of sustainability has to ask which conflictual spaces of possibility for socioeconomic change open up when very different ideas of a sustainable future are in conflict with each other  ...  These three concepts of a sustainable future can also be found in the ambivalent imaginations, practices and structures of various constellations of actors.  ...  Just as the imaginary worlds of the ecological pathologies of our time oscillate between catastrophe, crisis and normalization, so do the corresponding emotions, which constitute an important expressive  ... 
doi:10.1177/0539018421996266 fatcat:kvqcjpjxtndd3j7qvue5owky6m

"Post-viral tourism's antagonistic tourist imaginaries"

Rodanthi Tzanelli
2021 Journal of Tourism Futures  
Purpose This paper aims to examine the antagonistic coexistence of different tourism imaginaries in global post-viral social landscapes.  ...  This paper also needs to reconsider the contribution of technology (not technocracy) to sustainable post-COVID-19 scenarios of tourism recovery.  ...  Exiting this digital world after the end of the pandemic need not eliminate its impact on the ways we travel the world sustainably.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jtf-07-2020-0105 fatcat:3nimzlvxibaf7fm3xdstkr2kl4

Deconstructing the attractiveness of biocluster imaginaries

Kerstin Wilde, Frans Hermans
2021 Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning  
If the documents have been made available under an Open Content Licence (especially Creative Commons Licences), you may exercise further usage rights as specified in the indicated licence.  ...  Terms of use: Documents in EconStor may be saved and copied for your personal and scholarly purposes.  ...  The authors are also indebted to comments from the special issue editors on an early version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1523908x.2021.1891872 fatcat:j56in2lajfaipavfs65ntiu354

Contested imaginaries and the cultural political economy of climate change

David L. Levy, André Spicer, Christopher Wright, Daniel Nyberg, Christian De Cock, Gail Whiteman
2013 Organization  
These imaginaries play a key role in contentions over responses to climate change, and we outline three main episodes in the past two decades: the carbon wars of the 1990s, an emergent carbon compromise  ...  These are 'fossil fuels forever', 'climate apocalypse', 'technomarket' and 'sustainable lifestyle'.  ...  For Jessop: Imaginaries are semiotic systems that frame individual subjects' lived experience of an inordinately complex world and/or inform collective calculation about that world.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1350508413489816 fatcat:h2f3wlsqw5c77ad46yqgk2lhe4

Future imaginings: organizing in response to climate change

Christopher Wright, Daniel Nyberg, Christian De Cock, Gail Whiteman, Christopher Wright, Daniel Nyberg, Christian De Cock, Gail Whiteman
2013 Organization  
Through reference to the contributions that make up this special issue, we suggest that critically engaging with the concept of social, economic and political imaginaries can assist in tackling the conceptual  ...  In this editorial article we outline how climate change not only presents real, physical threats but also challenges the way we conceive of the broader economic, political and social order.  ...  For example, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have provided more provocative commentaries.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1350508413489821 fatcat:aw654h2wpbc2jomwzwurlrja5i

Contestation over an island imaginary landscape: The management and maintenance of touristic nature

Uma Kothari, Alex Arnall
2017 Environment and planning A  
have exerted an increasingly benign influence on local environments following the emergence of 'sustainable tourism' in recent decades.  ...  This runs contrary to the belief that tourism industries are exerting an increasingly benign influence on local environments following the emergence of 'sustainable tourism' in recent decades.  ...  are crucial to ensuring that the tourist imaginary is sustained.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0308518x16685884 fatcat:kr4xq44ytzhu5bfpac75dcxwxy

The Security Imaginary: Explaining Military Isomorphism

Joelien Pretorius
2008 Security Dialogue  
This article proposes the notion of a security imaginary as a heuristic tool for exploring military isomorphism (the phenomenon that weapons and military strategies begin to look the same across the world  ...  ) at a time when the US model of defence transformation is being adopted by an increasing number of countries.  ...  Although these 'first-order' changes manifesting in an immediately observable way might portray perceptions of the security world, they are not a mirror image of the security imaginary, which denotes a  ... 
doi:10.1177/0967010607086825 fatcat:sn4iaqk6uvhvxaqli7tk6b7nvm

Imagining socioecological transformation: An analysis of the Welsh Government's policy innovations and orientations to the future

Anna Pigott
2018 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene  
The Welsh Government is one of only a few governments in the world to have a legal duty to sustainable development, which includes the pioneering Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015).  ...  This article explores how the Welsh Government's recent policy innovations in climate change and environmental sustainability can be read in terms of their imaginative capacity for transformation.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Manjana Milkoreit and Michele-Lee Moore for organizing a workshop on Imagination for Transformations to Sustainability in May 2017, out of which the ideas  ... 
doi:10.1525/elementa.315 fatcat:b4wy4n3kang47mi7wre7mqitrq

Defining sustainability? Insights from a small village in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Özge Can Dogmus, Jonas Ø. Nielsen
2020 GeoJournal  
We show this through a case study, the Martin Brod village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where, within a few years, the inhabitants changed their sustainability imaginaries in parallel with shifting external  ...  In this paper, we critically address these attempts and argue that the flexibility of the term is not solely problematic, but allow people to create their own sustainability imaginaries, by which we mean  ...  Contextual settings Sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina In post-war-Bosnia and Herzegovina, sustainable development has become an important strategy that is strongly supported by the World  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10708-020-10181-9 fatcat:hwsp4wtqyfdjjgx4inuniqle7q

Negotiating with the future: incorporating imaginary future generations into negotiations

Yoshio Kamijo, Asuka Komiya, Nobuhiro Mifune, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
2016 Sustainability Science  
negotiates with individuals in the real-world present.  ...  More specifically, we found that when faced with members of an imaginary future generation, 60% of participants selected an option that promoted sustainability.  ...  Result 1: The presence of an imaginary future generation promoted a generation's sustainable choice in the context of the ISDG.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11625-016-0419-8 pmid:30147758 pmcid:PMC6086238 fatcat:x75cvayyvfeyvmkcmudnlc3vdm

Imagining Impact in Global Supply Chains: Data-Driven Sustainability and the Production of Surveillable Space

Matthew Archer
2021 Surveillance & Society  
In the context of global agrocommodity supply chains, the sociotechnical imaginary of neoliberal sustainability is characterized by a belief that the impactfulness of market-based solutions like fair trade  ...  In the case of sustainability standards specifically, which are imposed almost exclusively on producers in the Global South, the notion of surveillable space raises important questions about race and gender  ...  Thanks, in particular, to Rachel Douglas-Jones, Carsten Østerlund, James Maguire, Irina Papazu, and Pedro Ferreira.  ... 
doi:10.24908/ss.v19i3.14256 fatcat:hfhd5xjt7baihnbkalqxx3uqbe


Procopie Florin Gusul, Alina Ramona Butnariu
2021 Annals of the University of Oradea: Economic Science  
in our increasingly urbanized world, especially as the latest statistics confirm an upward trend in EU-level indicators on sustainable cities and communities.  ...  Moreover, the theory of smart growth is being discussed, but not as an antagonist alternative, but rather as an addition integrative to the concept of sustainable development of smart cities.  ...  In our opinion, smart city is a socio-technical imaginary due to the fact that everywhere in the world, across Europe and especially in the European Union, it is embedded in political and innovative strategies  ... 
doi:10.47535/1991auoes30(1)007 fatcat:vap47lmvxfhdxaf5lsycf4h7d4
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