ABSTRACT

What are the sources of the politics of imagination? This chapter discusses the extent to which politics is a struggle for people’s imagination by arguing that such a struggle occurs in the first place within human beings before doing so among them. While Lentin and Bazzicalupo in this volume look at the way in which social, political and economic structures shape the politics of imagination, I will examine the same relationship from the opposite point of view. By this, I do not mean to sustain that the social dimension does not play an important role, but simply that there is an individual factor that cannot be reduced only to the social.