Journal article

A transgressive global research imagination

J Kenway, J Fahey

Thesis Eleven | Published : 2009

Abstract

In this article we explore the ways in which the notion of the imagination might be mobilized to support researchers to develop transgressive research imaginations and communities with the capacities to think, ‘be' and ‘become' differently in a world of research increasingly governed by rampant reductionist rationality. To assist us we draw from the evocative views of imagination developed by Cornelius Castoriadis, the imagination's most radical exponent. In this article his ideas about knowledge and its links to the imagination will be deployed as we discuss the following questions: What does the notion of the imagination mean in the everyday world of university research? Is all research an..

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