Nik Brown,Brian Rappert's Contested Futures: A Sociology of Prospective Techno-Science PDF

By Nik Brown,Brian Rappert

ISBN-10: 0754612635

ISBN-13: 9780754612636

In a different quantity, Contested Futures brings jointly a gaggle of students to envision the relationships among social motion and the longer term. instead of speculating upon what the long run may possibly carry, the quantity interrogates the metaphors and practices during which the longer term is mobilized as an item of modern-day motion and business enterprise. The publication shifts the analytical gaze from taking a look into the longer term to taking a look at the longer term as a sociological phenomenon in its personal correct. Futures are therefore contested in up to they sign in variations of curiosity, time-frame or organizational and political shape. Contestation is usually obvious within the ascendancy of yes discourses, languages and metaphors which foreclose a few futures while facilitating others. yet futures are faraway from being easily linguistic abstractions, and in reality can usually be noticeable to harden into fabric entrenchment as expectancies turn into scripted into 'path dependency' and 'lock in'. Contested Futures is a useful research for either lecturers and coverage actors looking a greater figuring out of the ubiquity of futures-discourse within the context of today’s uncertainties.

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