Tra lo spazio e il luogo: come abitare gli immaginari moderni sulla soglia dell'estraneità

Monica Musolino


Simmel’s sociological approach foregrounds the paper’s investigation of the relationship between society, imaginary and space. Space as a locus of meaning is a social construction but also possesses some qualities which create a border to the imaginaries producing them. In this context, the categories of space and place, which correspond to social forms or phenomena, are considered as a rhythmic polarity. In the late Modernity, the imaginaries of alterity generate new places, re-enchanting the functionalized spaces which are now meaningless and left to neglect.


space; place; strangeness; threshold; eccessiveness

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