Critical Terms In Futures Studies
by Heike Paul /
2020 / English / PDF, EPUB
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This volume provides the essential vocabulary currently employed in discourses on the future in 50 contributions by renowned scholars in their respective fields, which examine future imaginaries across cultures and time. Not situated in the field of futurology proper, it comes at future studies sideways and offers a multidisciplinary treatment of a critical futures vocabulary. The contributors have their disciplinary homes in a wide range of subjects history, cultural studies, literary studies, sociology, media studies, American studies, Japanese studies, Chinese studies, and philosophy and critically illuminate numerous discourses about the future (or futures), past and present. In compiling such a critical vocabulary, this book seeks to foster conversations about futures in study programs and research forums and offers a toolbox for discussing them with an adequate degree of complexity.