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Mapping the Futures : Local Cultures, Global Change - Jon Bird

Mapping the Futures

Local Cultures, Global Change

By: Jon Bird (Editor), Barry Curtis (Editor), Tim Putnam (Editor), George Robertson (Editor), Lisa Tickner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415070188
Number Of Pages: 308

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There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity. How are we to understand these? What is to be the future of thinking about the future? Mapping the Future is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists from different disciplines to assess the implications of economic, political and social change for intellectual inquiry and cultual practice. The collsction offers radical reformulations of cultural theory in response to political, economic and technological change. In particular it focuses upon the intellectual project of speculating on the future, and the possibilities for critical utopian thought. The authors review the relationships between new pasts and unfolding futures; the effects of a more extensive geo-cultural consciousness; the implications of new configurations of power, authority and position for communities and identities. The result is an extensive consideration of the questions posed and the insights offered for the cultural realm of the emergence of innovatory material forces and theoretica

Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. xiii
The Cultural Politics of Spacep. 1
From Space to Place and Back Again: Reflections on the Condition of Postmodernityp. 3
Future Fearp. 30
Space as an Arena of Represented Practices: an Interlocutor's Response to David Harvey's 'From Space to Place and Back Again'p. 47
Power-Geometry and a Progressive Sense of Placep. 59
Some Notes Towards Thinking About the Spaces of the Futurep. 70
Changing Placesp. 85
Homeless/Global: Scaling Placesp. 87
Dystopia on the Thamesp. 120
The Art of Change in Docklandsp. 136
Beyond the Modern Home: Shifting the Parameters of Residencep. 150
Moving Timesp. 167
Global and Local Culturesp. 169
Cities Without Mapsp. 188
A European Home?p. 199
Shifting Valuesp. 205
Towards a Cultural Politics of Consumptionp. 207
Between Earth and Air: Value, Culture and Futurityp. 229
Postmodernity, Architecture and Critical Practicep. 237
News from Somewherep. 248
Thinking Futuresp. 255
The Future of Thinking About the Futurep. 257
Communism: Should the Mighty Ideas Be Falling with the Statues?p. 267
Training Some Thoughts on the Futurep. 270
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780415070188
ISBN-10: 041507018X
Series: Futures, New Perspectives for Cultural Analysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 11th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1