Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology by Sandra Wallman

By Sandra Wallman

In business societies imagining the longer term is a significant enterprise; our assumptions concerning the destiny govern the current administration of household, nationwide and worldwide assets, and are projected, a few might say inflicted, on societies whose visions are various. modern Futures focuses no longer loads on even if the longer term will be recognized, yet on examining the best way we and others photo it. The participants, all social anthropologists, discover the consequences that this photo has at the current, on team identification and trust within the self and its survival, on our relations with different cultures, and at the destiny itself. they supply a cross-cultural viewpoint on various futures visualised at present and discusses the consequences of

Show description

Read Online or Download Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology (Asa Monographs) PDF

Best graphic arts books

Gemfibrozil - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

It is a 3-in-1 reference e-book. It provides an entire clinical dictionary overlaying thousands of phrases and expressions on the subject of gemfibrozil. It additionally offers wide lists of bibliographic citations. ultimately, it offers details to clients on the way to replace their wisdom utilizing a variety of net assets.

CT Scan - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

This can be a 3-in-1 reference e-book. It supplies an entire clinical dictionary overlaying hundreds and hundreds of phrases and expressions on the subject of CT experiment. It additionally supplies broad lists of bibliographic citations. eventually, it presents info to clients on the best way to replace their wisdom utilizing a variety of net assets.

Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design (Writing Past Colonialism)

We don't see empty figures and descriptions; we don't stream in instantly traces. all over we're surrounded by way of dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our own worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. yet nowhere within the language of cartography and layout do those usual studies look.

Additional info for Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology (Asa Monographs)

Sample text

1896) [1955] The Law of Civilization and Decay, 2nd edn, New York: Vintage. Austin, D. (1991) Cartoon. New Scientist 2 March p. 88. Banham, R. (1976) ‘Come in 2001…’, New Society 8 January, pp. 62–3. Bar-On, D. : Harvard University Press. Billig, M. (1990) ‘Collective memory, ideology and the British Royal family’, in D. Edwards (eds) Collective Remembering, London: Sage, pp. 61–80. Carlyle, T. ’ (1867) in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 3 vols, London: Chapman & Hall, vol. 3, pp. 586–627. Connerton, P.

1961c) ‘Time and false noses’ (cited in Leach 1961). ——(1967) Runaway World, BBC Reith Lectures, London: BBC. LeGuin, U. (1989) (1969) The Left Hand of Darkness, London: Fontana. Marris, P. (1974) Loss and Change, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Middleton, J. (1960) Lugbara Religion, Oxford: International African Institute. Miller, A. (1987) Timebends. A Life, London: Methuen. Naisbitt, J. (1984) Megatrends, London: Future Publications. Naisbitt, J. and Aburdene, P. (1991) Megatrends 2000, London: Pan Books.

History no less than the past it chronicles is a cultural artefact continually refashioned to accord with new needs. Yet if Plumb’s tyrannical past had not died, it had been severely savaged by academic historians and by the advance of populism. Antiquity no longer automatically conferred power and prestige; primordial origins had ceased to be the sole key to destiny’s secrets; and the new history Plumb extolled had ‘undermined, battered and exploded’ the old exemplary use of the past. These changes were indeed significant.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 40 votes