Exploring the Social Imagination

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Symbolic Universe

The social imagination is a symbolic universe communicated through social interaction; in effect, a social reality is created; thus, the social imagination, a symbolic universe, is how and where the exchange and transference of information is experienced, coded as symbols and encountered for first time in the arms of our mother. This first encounter is the beginning of social imagination, beginning as socialization process; communicated, initially  from a  single source. Acknowledging this is fundamental in not only understanding the organization and or structure of social imagination in context of  the first function but more effectively and even crucially for understanding the second function – the concept / creative. This acknowledgment leads us to understand the significance of the communicated symbolic universe. 
The social imagination is the symbolic universe; it is the non- tangible social reality!

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