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Futures / edited by Sandra Kemp and Jenny Andersson.

Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.
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1 online resource (560 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
Oxford handbooks online
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
Oxford handbooks online
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Subjects:
Forecasting -- Study and teaching.
Literature -- Study and teaching.
Literature and society.
Summary:
This co-edited collection of essays examines the increasing centrality of futures and futures-thinking in all disciplines. It provides theoretical perspectives on constructions of futurity, across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, opening up multidisciplinary conversations between them. Bringing together emerging perspectives on the future from diverse disciplinary perspectives including critical theory, design, anthropology, sociology, politics, and history, the book examines the ways in which the future can be an object of empirical study, a subject for theorization, and an orientation for practice in the real world. The book examines historical and contemporary forms of futures knowledge, the methodologies and technologies of futures expertise, and the role played by different institutions in legitimizing, deploying, and controlling anticipatory practices.
Contents:
The Future Boardgame: Prediction as Power over Time / Jenny Andersson
Creativity and the Ontology of Not-yet Being / Johan Siebers
Nineteen Eighty-Four in the British Telecom System: Computers, Science Fiction and Thatcherism in British Telecom / Jacob Ward
Universities, Futures, and Temporal Ambiguity / Keri Facer, Ian Wei
Apocalyptic, World-Repair, Divination: Persistent Modes of Future-knowing and their Continuing Relevance / Linda Woodhead
Climate Change, Apocalypse and the Future of Salvation / John R. Hall, Zeke Baker
Future Weather: Imagining and Articulating Uncertainty / Georgina Endfield
Wakanda Phambili! African Science Fiction for Reimagining the Anthropocene / Laura Pereira, Busiso Moyo, Charne Lavery, Nadia Sitas, Rike Sitas, Odirilwe Selomane, Christopher Trisos
The Scarcity of Social Futures in the Digital Era / Arjun Appadurai
Future and Prophecies in the World Vision of The Islamic State Organization: Between Offensive Millenarianism and Precipitated Eschatologism / Mohamed-Ali Adraoui
Post-Human Design: The Crafted Human Body and the Exoself / Anders Sandberg
Preservation as Future Assembling Practices / Rodney Harrison
From Boundless Expansion to Existential Threat: Transhumanists and Posthuman Imaginaries / Apolline Taillandier
Myths of the Future: Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men / John Holmes
Concepts of Future Generations: Four Contemporary Examples / Julia Nordblad
Discounting the Future: A Political Technology / Liliana Doganova
Beyond Computation: Scenario Planning and the Spiritual Art of Multiple Futures / John Williams
The Cybernetic Prediction: Orchestrating the Future / Eglė Rindzevičiūtė
Making an Almanac; Producing Predictions between Data Science and Astrology / David Benqué
Life as Algorithm / S. M. Amadae
The Birth of Nuclear Eternity / Benoît Pelopidas
Future by Design: Seductive Technologies of Anticipation within the Future Industry / Christina Garsten, Adrienne Sörbom
A Space for Time: Museums as Futures Imaginaries / Sandra Kemp
The Global Futures Lab: A Search for Hyper-contextualized Futures / Paolo Cardini
Introduction / Sandra Kemp, Jenny Andersson
Voices Prophesying Everything: Tracing Futures in Twentieth-Century Periodicals / Mat Paskins
Ignorance Is Bliss: The Pluralization of the Future as a Challenge to Contemporary History / Rüdiger Graf
Italian Futurism and the Explosive 'Now' / Laura Wittman
Futures Honed / Barbara Adam
Futures Studies: An Evolving Radical Epistemology / Jennifer Gidley
Future as an Horizon of Expectations / Paolo Jedlowski, Vincenza Pellegrino.
Notes:
Also issued in print: 2021.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 4, 2021).
Contributor:
Kemp, Sandra, editor.
Andersson, Jenny, 1974- editor.
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ISBN:
9780191898358 (ebook) :
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