Orientations to the Future

Beyond the Punchline: Mythic Involution as Recursive Futural Orientation among Stand-up Comics in New York City

Morten Nielsen

What happens to a progressive temporal orientation when the future is cancelled out? How might social life be invested with a futural drive but without an end-point to guide anticipatory [...]

Orientations to the Future: An Introduction

Rebecca Bryant and Daniel M. Knight

The ruins of global financial collapse, millions displaced by armed conflict, the resurgence of right-wing populism, and imminent ecological disaster. The future is emphatically at the heart of anthropological critique. [...]

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