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Imaginaries: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. CPERC-Cesagen-Sociology Workshop

Date: 14 June 2010 Time: 9.15am - 5.15pm

Venue: Bowland North SR 2

9:30-9:45 Welcome

(Bob Jessop, CPERC and Larry Reynolds, Cesagen)

9:45-10:45 Crisis and Economic Imaginaries

(Chair: Anthony Hesketh, LUMS)

Bob Jessop (CPERC and Sociology)

Lived Experience and Social Imaginaries: the Case of Economic Crisis

Ngai-Ling Sum (CPERC and Politics and International Relations)

Economic Crisis and the Construction of Hope: the 'BRIC' Imaginaries (and the Case of China)


10:45-11:00 Tea and Coffee


11:00- 12:20 Territorial and Management Imaginaries

(Chair: Bron Szerszynski, Cesagen and Sociology)

Martin Jones (Geography, Aberystwyth)

Territorial Imaginaries: Analyzing the Wales Spatial Plan

Martin Pedersen (Cesagen)

Property Imaginaries in Cyberspace Politics

Anthony Hesketh (LUMS)

Pulp Finance: Making Discursive Sense of Kraft's Acquisition of Cadbury


12:20-1:20 Lunch


1:20-2:40 Scientific and Environmental Imaginaries

(Chair: Tim Dant, Sociology)

Maureen McNeil (Cesagen and Sociology)

Some Reflections on the Concept of Imaginaries and its Use in Science and Technology Studies

Larry Reynolds (Cesagen)

Sustainability and Technocapitalist Imaginaries

Bron Szerszynski, M. Galarraga and R. Ellis (Cesagen)

Climate Change Imaginaries


2:40-2:55 Tea and Coffee


2:55-4:15 Moral/Political Imaginaries and Deliberative Practices>

(Chair: Andrew Sayer, Sociology)


Tim Dant (Sociology)

Moral Imaginaries

Michael Farrelly (CPERC)

Democratic Imaginaries

Isabela Ietcu Fairclough (Linguistics)

'Imaginaries' and the Cognitive-Motivational Account of Practical Reasoning


4:15-5:15 Roundtable Discussion on theoretical and empirical issues

(Chair: Bob Jessop)

(Tea and lunch provided by Cesagen

Bar and/or dinner arrangement as required)


Who can attend: Internal


Further information

Associated staff: Tim Dant (Sociology), Anthony Hesketh (Management Learning and Leadership), Bob Jessop (Sociology), Maureen McNeil (Sociology), Larry Reynolds (Sociology), Ngai-Ling Sum

Organising departments and research centres: Cultural Political Economy, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Graduate Management School, Philosophy, Politcal Economy Research Unit, Politics and International Relations, Sociology

Keywords: Imagination, Interdisciplinary


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