Social imaginaries and Big History: Towards a new planetary consciousness?

@article{Patomki2010SocialIA,
  title={Social imaginaries and Big History: Towards a new planetary consciousness?},
  author={H. Patom{\"a}ki and M. Steger},
  journal={Futures},
  year={2010},
  volume={42},
  pages={1056-1063}
}
A sustainable global future depends on a fundamental shift from the currently dominant national imaginary to a global imaginary. Most of human reasoning is based on prototypes, framings and metaphors that are seldom explicit; although they can be forged, usually they are merely presupposed in everyday reasoning and debates. The background social imaginary offers explanations of how ‘we’ fit together, how things go on between us, the expectations we have of each other and outsiders, and the… Expand
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