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

Mulligan, M 2004, 'Dissolving the boundaries of the city: Eco-imagination and the ecology of compassionate democracy' in P. Willis and P. Carden (ed.) Lifelong Learning and the Democratic Imagination, Post Pressed, Flaxton, Australia, pp. 75-100.


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Title Dissolving the boundaries of the city: Eco-imagination and the ecology of compassionate democracy
Author(s) Mulligan, M
Year 2004
Title of book Lifelong Learning and the Democratic Imagination
Publisher Post Pressed
Place of publication Flaxton, Australia
Editor(s) P. Willis and P. Carden
Start page 75
End page 100
Subjects Environmental Sociology
Summary 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.
Copyright notice © 2004 A. Davison and M. Mulligan
ISBN 1876682639
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