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Critical Terms in Futures Studies

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Includes contributions from a truly global set of scholars

  • Features an interdisciplinary profile with perspectives from cultural and literary studies, history, religious studies, American studies, Chinese studies, media studies, theater and performance, politial science, gender studies, and African American studies

  • Identifies transcultural patterns of knowing the future from global positionalities across the globe

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Table of contents (51 chapters)

  1. Forecasting

    • Arunabh Ghosh
    Pages 127-130
  2. Futurism

    • Peter J. Maurits
    Pages 131-137
  3. Futurology

    • Sohail Inayatullah
    Pages 139-143
  4. Gesture

    • Rebecca Schneider
    Pages 145-149
  5. Hope

    • Florian Tatschner
    Pages 151-156
  6. Ignorance

    • Katharina Gerund
    Pages 157-161
  7. Imagination

    • Birgit Spengler
    Pages 163-169
  8. Knowledge

    • Heike Paul
    Pages 171-177
  9. Magic

    • Erik Mortenson
    Pages 179-182
  10. Messianism

    • Anna Akasoy
    Pages 183-190
  11. Millennialism

    • Catherine Wessinger
    Pages 191-198
  12. Mission

    • Marina Ngursangzeli Behera
    Pages 199-203
  13. Neoliberalism

    • Renee Heberle
    Pages 205-208
  14. Optimism

    • Wendy Larson
    Pages 209-213
  15. Planning

    • Julia Obertreis
    Pages 215-219
  16. Play

    • Fabian Schäfer
    Pages 221-226
  17. Prefiguration

    • Mathijs van de Sande
    Pages 227-233
  18. Prevention

    • Stefan Willer
    Pages 235-243
  19. Queer Futurity

    • Cedric Essi
    Pages 245-251
  20. Revolution

    • Lanie Millar
    Pages 253-259

About this book

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.


Keywords

  • Future
  • Futurology
  • Utopia
  • Science Fiction
  • Afro-Pessimism
  • Queer Futurity
  • Future studies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of English and American Studies, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

    Heike Paul

About the editor

Heike Paul is Chair of American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. She is the author of The Myths That Made America: An Introduction to American Studies (2014) and the co-editor of The Comeback of Populism: Transatlantic Perspectives (2019). She is currently Director of the Bavarian American Academy in Munich. She previously served as Vice-President of the German Association for American Studies (2014-2017). In 2018, she was awarded the Leibniz-Prize by the German Research Foundation.

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eBook
USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-28987-4
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)