Dr. Enrique Carretero Pasín, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

About our Guest: Enrique Carretero Pasín is a philosopher and sociologist. He is an assistant professor and researcher in the department of sociology at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. He also teaches in the Institute of Criminology at the same university. Dr. Carretero is the author of Pouvoir et imaginaires sociaux:La légitimation de l'ordre social dans les sociétés postmodernes ( 2007), and El orden social en la posmodernidad: Ideología e imaginario social (2011), among other books, as well as many other articles published in several academic journals in French and Spanish. 

Interviewer: Ana Fonseca 

Overview: In this interview, Dr. Carretero talks about his article entitled, "Profesionales Creativos y lo Imaginario desde un Enfoque Etnográfico," ( English: Creative Professionals and Imaginary from an Ethnographic Approach), published in 2015 in the academic journal Aposta: Revista de Ciencias Sociales, which analyzes the fundamental role that creativity and the imaginary play in certain professional practices, and the way in which the latter respond to and modify the socio-labour demands of modernity.  Are we witnessing a cultural change in social perceptions about the present and the future and what constitutes a job, in response to certain social realities and demands brought about by modernity? Dr. Carretero provides insights into this question in this conversation.

Keywords/themes: Creativity, imagination, creative professionals, Spain, culture, informal economy, job, work, social perceptions of the present and future, modernity, post-modernity, paradigms of modernity, history and modernity. 

This is a translated version of our audio interview originally conducted in Spanish, "Professionales creativos en la posmodernidad," with Dr. Enrique Carretero Pasín.

"So, this idea that there is no future forces us to see the present from another angle. It leads us to approach the present certainly as the present. And when the present is treated as the present then there is where we see the constant dynamic of, innovate or succumb, create or be left out; almost in a Darwinian sense. Then, the cultural obligation is perhaps to position oneself in the present but adding a sense of relevance to what one does."

Enrique Carretero Pasín
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Transcription: Carretero Pasín , Enrique. "Creative Professionals and Post-Modernity." Interview by Ana Fonseca. Radio Heteroglossia, translated transcription, September 2016 [January 2015]

* This interview was originally published in an extended version by Radio Heteroglossia on January 2015. The original interview has been shortened for this publication to fit our new, condensed format launched on September 2016.



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