Franklin

Contemporary futures [electronic resource] : perspectives from social anthropology / edited by Sandra Wallman.

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Series:
A.S.A. monographs ; 30.
A.S.A. monographs ; 30
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (244 p.)
Subjects:
Anthropology -- Forecasting.
Industries -- Social aspects -- Forecasting.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Contemporary Futures explores the implications of visualising the future and the consequences this has on the present and on our relationship with other cultures.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Contemporary Futures; The death of the future; Trapped in the present: the past, present and future of a group of old people in East London; Posterity and paradox: some uses of time capsules; On predicting the future: parish rituals and patronage in Malta; Lines, cycles and transformations: temporal perspectives on Inuit action; Going there and getting there: the future as a legitimating charter for life in the present
Time past, time present, time future: contrasting temporal values in two Southeast Asian societiesSaving the rain forest? Contested futures in conservation; Sustainable anthropology: ecology and anthropology in the future; Reproducing anthropology; The Marabar Caves, 1920 2020; A future for social anthropology?; Name index; Subject index
Notes:
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Wallman, Sandra.
ISBN:
1-134-91942-5
1-138-16123-3
1-280-07530-9
0-203-45055-8
OCLC:
437084528
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