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  • Critical Writingsby Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; Günter Berghaus; Doug Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense... more...

  • Digital Citiesby Benjamin Fraser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured. more...

  • The Fourth Turningby William Strauss; Neil Howe

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 17.99

    First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are you ready for the Fourth Turning? Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they apply... more...

  • Future Babbleby Dan Gardner

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.38

    In 2008, as the price of oil surged above $140 a barrel, experts said it would soon hit $200; a few months later it plunged to $30. In 1908, it was pronounced that there would be no more wars in Europe; we all know how that turned out. Face it, experts are about as accurate as dart-throwing monkeys. And yet every day we ask them to predict the future... more...

  • Future Intelligenceby Shlomo Shoham

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2011; US$ 23.85

    Hauptbeschreibung As the pace of change has grown more rapid, an emphasis on survival and short-term thinking has increasingly pervaded the realm of leadership and political decision-making. In a bold response to this problem, the Israeli Knesset established the Commission for Future Generations and appointed the former judge, Shlomo Shoham, as head... more...

  • Future Proofing Australiaby Brett Mason; Daniel Wood

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Future Proofing Australia is a selection of essays by distinguished thinkers and doers boldly confronting the future and mapping out a path for our country. The contributors understand that ideas matter. They want to see Australia identify, confront and overcome significant challenges affecting our country, so that future generations continue to... more...

  • The Future and Its Enemiesby Virginia Postrel

    Free Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by popular culture, and insecure in the face of economic change. The future, they tell us, is dangerously out of control, and unless we precisely... more...

  • Global Management, Local Resistancesby Ulrike Schuerkens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks to assess the overall management situation in the world,... more...

  • Green Utopianismby Karin Bradley; Johan Hedrén

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.99

    Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global capitalist world order by taking small steps such as eco-labeling, urban... more...