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The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Jenny Andersson

Abstract

The book is devoted to the intriguing post-war activity called—with different terms—futurism, futurology, future research, or futures studies. It seeks to understand how futurists and futurologists imagined the Cold War and post-Cold War world and how they used the tools and methods of future research to influence and change that world. Forms of future research emerged after 1945 and engaged with the future both as an object of science and as an object of the human imagination. The book carefully explains these different engagements with the future, and inscribes them in the intellectual histo ... More

Keywords: Futurology, futures studies, future research, intellectual history, transnational history, globality, planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Andersson, author
Research Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique