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Dissolving the boundaries of the city: Eco-imagination and the ecology of compassionate democracy

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Davison, A and Mulligan, M (2004) Dissolving the boundaries of the city: Eco-imagination and the ecology of compassionate democracy. In: Lifelong Learning and the Democratic Imagination. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld., pp. 75-99. ISBN 1 876682 63 9

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Abstract

Water and imagination are powerful solvents, capable of carrying poison and nourishment, destruction and hope in their embrace. They can both cross, and even dissolve, boundaries that separate and exclude. This chapter moves back and forth between the physical fluidity of water and the conceptual fluidity of imagination. Aware of the inherent ambivalence of boundaries, our aim is to contribute to the erosion of the barriers that try to separate cities from their wider (ecological and social) world and the conceptual barriers that try to separate human from more-than-human interests in the idea of democracy in late-modern societies such as Australia.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: urban environmentalism, environmental politics, imagination, Australian cities
Publisher: Post Pressed
Page Range: pp. 75-99
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2007 21:24
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:22
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2022
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