Fantasy and Social Movements

  • James S. Ormrod

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial Series book series (STIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Fantasy and Social Movements in Context

  3. Fantasy in Constellation: Fantasy, Reality, the Unconscious, Action and the Collective

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  4. Fantasy and Social Movement Theory

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  5. A Case Study of the Pro-Space Movement and Fantasy

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-308

About this book


It is sometimes assumed that fantasizing stands in contrast to activism. This book, however, argues that fantasy plays a central role in social movements. Drawing on psychoanalysis and psychosocial theories, Fantasy and Social Movements examines the relationships between fantasy, reality, action, the unconscious and the collective.


Social Movements Fantasy Psychosocial Studies Psychoanalysis Activism Freud Klein Lacan Smelser Utopia Imagination Pro-Space Movement behavior organization psychoanalysis The Unconscious

Authors and affiliations

  • James S. Ormrod
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  1. 1.University of BrightonUK

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