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Title: Community imagination as a social process : the case of a protestant church community.
Authors: Ong, Yan Sen.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This article reanalyzes the dynamics of imagination in Benedict Anderson's framework on imagined communities. Past treatments of community imagination are found to be premised on a binary dynamic of existent/non-existent. This article studies ideological schemata and imagination management in a Protestant church community to structure a process-oriented framework that recognizes imagination as a field of heterogeneity and volatility. It ultimately argues for viewing imagination as a social process. This has significant implications for community integrity as well as potential as a practical model for future research and application.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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