Contested Futures: A Sociology of Prospective Techno-Science

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Contested Futures: A Sociology of Prospective Techno-Science - Brown, Nik, and Rappert, Brian
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In a unique volume, Contested Futures brings together a group of scholars to examine the relationships between social action and the future. Rather than speculating upon what the future might bring, the volume interrogates the metaphors and practices through which the future is mobilized as an object of present day action and agency. The book shifts the analytical gaze from looking into the future to looking at the future as a sociological phenomenon in its own right. Futures are thus contested in as much as they register ...

Contested Futures: A Sociology of Prospective Techno-Science 2000, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754612636

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