Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of Futures: Concepts for Researching Something that does not (yet) Exist

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https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2022510302

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anthropology of futures, multitemporality, future orientations, urban futures

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The paper deals with the future as an object of cultural anthropological research and an analytical concept through a presentation of existing studies – from those in the domains of »cultural futuristics« and anticipatory anthropology to those that more visibly shape the anthropology of futures. We compare conceptual approaches (future as a cultural fact, multitemporality, temporal action, metaphysical presentism, multiple futures) and outline the research framework we develop in our project on urban futures.

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2023-01-25

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Gulin Zrnić, V. ., & Poljak Istenič, S. (2023). Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of Futures: Concepts for Researching Something that does not (yet) Exist. Traditiones, 51(3), 17–44. https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2022510302

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Urbane prihodnosti / Urban futures