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The future of the world : futurology, futurists, and the struggle for the post Cold War imagination

Author: Jenny Andersson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Future of the World is devoted to the intriguing field of study which emerged after World War Two, futurism or futurology. Jenny Andersson explains how futurist scholars and researchers imagined the Cold War and post Cold War world and the tools and methods they would use to influence and change that world. Futurists were a motley crew of Cold War warriors, nuclear scientists, journalists, and peace activists.  Read more...
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Andersson, Jenny
The Future of the World : Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Andersson
ISBN: 9780192545503 0192545507 9780191851919 0191851914
OCLC Number: 1045426127
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post-Cold War Imagination; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; THE PROBLEM OF THE FUTURE; REPERTOIRES OF FUTURE MAKING: ORIGINS OF FUTURE EXPERTISE; UNDERSTANDING THE SPACES OF FUTURISM: A NOTE ON METHOD; THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK; 2: A New History of the Future? From Conceptual History to Intellectua lWorld History; WHY DID HISTORIANS LOSE SIGHT OF THE FUTURE?; REVISITING SOCIAL TIME; THE FUTURE AS GLOBAL CATEGORY IMAGINING A POST-COLD WAR WORLD3: The Future as Moral Imperative. Foundations of Futurism; THE END; COSMIC POWERS; PREDICTION AS POWER OVER TIME; THE FUTURE IS US; MANKIND; THE INVENTION OF FUTUROLOGY BY A UKRAINIAN JEW IN ATLANTA; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 4: Futures of Liberalism. The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Futurology as a Transnational Space; FROM THE END OF IDEOLOGY TO FUTUROLOGY: THE CONGRESS FOR CULTURAL FREEDOM; AN OPEN vs. CLOSED FUTURE; A LIBERAL THEORY OF HISTORY: DANIEL BELL AND THE END OF IDEOLOGY THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS: THE FORD FOUNDATION AND THE FUTURIBLES PROJECTTHE FUTURE AS SYNTHÈSE AND RATIONAL DECISION IN THE CENTRE DE PROSPECTIVE; CONJECTURE AS ANTI-PLANNING: THE SURMISING FORUM; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 5: The Future as Social Technology. Prediction and the Rise of Futurology; A GENERAL THEORY OF THE FUTURE; THE FUTURE AS SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY; FROM THE LONG RANGE TO THE LONG TERM; FORMALIZING EXPERT OPINION: THE INVENTION OF DELPHI; SUBSTITUTING PASSIONATE OPINION; CONCLUDING REMARKS: TRAVELING DELPHI 6: Predicting the Future of American Society: From RAND to the Commission for the Year 2000THE END OF IDEOLOGY THESIS REVISITED; SOCIAL CHANGE AS A DELIBERATELY PLANNED PROCESS: FROM PLANNING TO PREDICTION; A SENSE OF NATIONAL PRIORITY; RATIONAL SOCIAL CHOICE; PEOPLE WHO CAN READ TRENDS; FUTURE CRASH; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 7: Bridging the Iron Curtain. Futurology as Dissidence and Control; DREAMS OF AN OPEN FUTURE; A NEW FUTURE HORIZON: THE POLSKA 2000 GROUP; CIVILIZATION AT THE CROSSROADS AND THE FUTUROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE PRAGUE SPRING; IN RUSSIAN THE WORD FUTURE EXISTS ONLY IN THE SINGULAR FUTURES STUDIES AS DISSIDENCE: MIHAIL BOTES AND THE CENTER FOR METHODOLOGICAL FUTURE RESEARCH IN BUCHARESTCONCLUDING REMARKS: FROM FUTUROLOGY TO PROGNOSTIKA; 8: The Future of the World. The World Futures Studies Federation and the Future as Counter Expertise; TAKING FUTURE RESEARCH TO THE WORLD; THE IMAGE; THE FUTURE AS RADICAL IMAGINATION; RESHAPING ACTIVISM: FUTURE RESEARCH AND SOCIAL SCIENCE; DATA-IN-BEING; THE ANTI-RAND: UNITING WORLD SOCIAL MOVEMENTS; MODELS AS MICRO-UTOPIAS; THE WORLD PLAN; THE FUTURE WORKSHOP; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 9: The Futurists. Experts in World Futures
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