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Future Narratives: Theory, Poetics, and Media-Historical Moment

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ISBN: 9783110272376 9783110272123 Year: Pages: 237 DOI: 10.1515/9783110272376 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This head volume of the ´Narrating Futures` series defines and identifies Future Narratives. It parses their characteristic features and aims at an abstract classification of the whole corpus, irrespective of its concrete manifestations across the media. Drawing on different theorems and approaches, it offers a unified theory and a poetics of Future Narratives. Locating the media-historical moment of their emergence, this volume paves the way for the following volumes, which deal with how Future Narratives are refracted through different media.

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Future --- Narratives --- Narratology

Alternate History: Playing with Contingency and Necessity

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ISBN: 9783110272475 9783110272178 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.1515/9783110272475 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop of their Other, Future Narratives. The volume contains in-depth analyses of the classics of the genre.

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History --- Future --- Past --- Narrative

Coming back to life : the permeability of past and present, mortality and immortality, death and life in the ancient Mediterranean

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ISBN: 9781770962224 Year: Pages: 475 Language: English
Publisher: McGill University Library & Archives Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Subject: Religion --- History
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The lines between death and life were neither fixed nor finite to the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. For most, death was a passageway into a new and uncertain existence, and many perceived the deceased to continue to exercise agency among the living. Even for those more skeptical of an afterlife, notions of

Playing the Text, Performing the Future: Future Narratives in Print and Digiture

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ISBN: 9783110272390 9783110272130 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.1515/9783110272390 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume examines the structure of text-based Future Narratives in the widest sense, including choose-your-own-adventure books, forking-path novels, combinatorial literature, hypertexts, interactive fiction, and alternate reality games. How ´radical` can printed Future Narratives really be, given the constraints of their media? When exactly do they not only play with the mere idea of multiple continuations, but actually stage genuine openness and potentiality? Process-rather than product-oriented, text-based Future Narratives are seen as performative and contingent systems, simulating their own emergence.

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Play --- Text --- Performance --- Future --- Digital

Future-Proofing the State

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ISBN: 9781925021516 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_496491 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book focuses on the challenges facing governments and communities in preparing for and responding to major crises — especially the hard to predict yet unavoidable natural disasters ranging from earthquakes and tsunamis to floods and bushfires, as well as pandemics and global economic crises. Future-proofing the state and our societies involves decision-makers developing capacities to learn from recent ‘disaster’ experiences in order to be better placed to anticipate and prepare for foreseeable challenges. To undertake such futureproofing means taking long-term (and often recurring) problems seriously, managing risks appropriately, investing in preparedness, prevention and mitigation, reducing future vulnerability, building resilience in communities and institutions, and cultivating astute leadership. In the past we have often heard calls for ‘better future-proofing’ in the aftermath of disasters, but then neglected the imperatives of the message.&#xD;&#xD;Future-Proofing the State is organised around four key themes: how can we better predict and manage the future; how can we transform the short-term thinking shaped by our political cycles into more effective long-term planning; how can we build learning into our preparations for future policies and management; and how can we successfully build trust and community resilience to meet future challenges more adequately?

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Book title: Energy Poverty and Vulnerability

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ISBN: 9781315231518 9781138294455 Year: Pages: 10 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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We began this book with the aim of providing the first global and comparative perspective on energy vulnerability, in order to advance debates on the systemic&#xD;processes and conditions that (re)produce domestic energy deprivation. By bringing&#xD;together 13 chapters that cover 14 countries in total, the volume provides&#xD;the first instance where such divergent contexts are brought together to discuss&#xD;energy vulnerability in one common space. In this concluding discussion, we look&#xD;across the range of contributions and draw out some overarching lessons, policy&#xD;implications and future research directions.

Transforming the Future

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ISBN: 9789231002687 9781138485877 9781351048002 Year: Pages: 300 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Social Sciences
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People are using the future to search for better ways to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well-being and peace. In addition, the way the future is understood and used is changing in almost all domains, from social science to daily life. This book presents the results of significant research undertaken by UNESCO with a number of partners to detect and define the theory and practice of anticipation around the world today. It uses the concept of ‘Futures Literacy’ as a tool to define the understanding of anticipatory systems and processes – also known as the Discipline of Anticipation. This innovative title explores:&#xD;••&#xD;new topics such as Futures Literacy and the Discipline of Anticipation;&#xD;••&#xD;the evidence collected from over 30 Futures Literacy Laboratories and&#xD;presented in 14 full case studies;&#xD;••&#xD;the need and opportunity for significant innovation in human decision-making&#xD;systems.&#xD;This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, policy-makers and students, as well as activists working on sustainability issues and innovation, future studies and anticipation studies.

O futuro do trabalho em debate: Simulação da Conferência Internacional do Trabalho na Universidade de Coimbra

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Book Series: Documentos ISBN: 9789892614953 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1496-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Respondendo ao desafio lançado pelo Diretor-Geral da Organização Internacional do Trabalhado (OIT) de debater “O Futuro do Trabalho” no quadro da preparação do centenário da OIT (em 2019), este livro reúne os principais contributos resultantes da primeira Simulação da Conferência Internacional do Trabalho em ambiente universitário europeu. Além dos discursos institucionais (das entidades organizadoras, dos convidados institucionais e dos representantes dos parceiros sociais), o livro detalha os conteúdos das sessões de trabalho em que os 300 delegados (estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra) estiveram envolvidos ao longo de meses. O corolário dos debates sobre o futuro do trabalho, repartidos por 4 comités – (i) A macro regulação económica do emprego. Do pleno emprego

A Future History of Water

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ISBN: 9781478004516 Year: Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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Based on fieldwork among state officials, NGOs, politicians, and activists in Costa Rica and Brazil, A Future History of Water traces the unspectacular work necessary to make water access a human right and a human right something different from a commodity. Andrea Ballestero shows how these ephemeral distinctions are made through four technolegal devices—formula, index, list and pact. She argues that what is at stake in these devices is not the making of a distinct future but what counts as the future in the first place. A Future History of Water is an ethnographically rich and conceptually charged journey into ant-filled water meters, fantastical water taxonomies, promises captured on slips of paper, and statistical maneuvers that dissolve the human of human rights. Ultimately, Ballestero demonstrates what happens when instead of trying to fix its meaning, we make water’s changing form the precondition of our analyses.&#xD;

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water --- wonder --- future --- difference --- human rights --- commodification --- ethics

Imagining the Future City

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Book Series: Sustainable Cities Series ISBN: 9781909188181 9781909188198 9781909188204 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5334/bag Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- Architecture
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London is one of the world’s leading cities. It is home to an extraordinary concentration and diversity of people, industries, politics, religions and ideas, and plays an important role in our highly globalised and tightly networked modern world. What does the future hold for London? Investigating any aspect of the city’s future reveals a complex picture of interrelations and dependencies. The London 2062 Programme from University College London brings a new, cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to investigating this complexity. The programme crosses departmental boundaries within the university, and promotes active collaboration between leading academics and those who shape London through policy and practice.&#xD;This book approaches the question of London’s future by considering the city in terms of Connections, Things, Power and Dreams.

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