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Future Studies

  • Diversity Explosionby William H. Frey

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. In April 2011 a New York Times headline announced, "Numbers of Children of Whites Falling... more...

  • Extrastatecraftby Keller Easterling

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it?s the key to power ? and resistance ? in the twenty-first century. Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities. It also determines the hidden rules that structure the spaces all around us ? free trade zones, smart cities, suburbs, and shopping malls. Extrastatecraft... more...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; Dave Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny. more...

  • Pioneering the Possibleby Scilla Elworthy; Desmond Tutu; Andrew Harvey

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy, a realist with 40 years' experience at the sharp end of politics and conflict, presents a bold but realistic vision for the future in Pioneering the Possible . Human beings worldwide are anxious, afraid for their children's futures, dissatisfied by their lives, but unsure what to do. Our global... more...

  • Predicting the Future in Science, Economics, and Politicsby F. W. Wayman; P. R. Williamson; S. Polachek

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the... more...

  • Kitten Cloneby Douglas Coupland

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 35.00

    Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans.           The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate offices and science labs of Alcatel-Lucent,... more...

  • Where Climate Is Headingby Climate Central

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. A selection from the much-praised climate change primer  Global Weirdness, written by Climate Central, the nonprofit, nonpartisan source for all things climate-related: a straightforward, unbiased, peer-reviewed, roll-up-your-sleeves practical account of what we can expect from climate change in the future.  Over the last several... more...

  • Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studiesby Ulrike Schuerkens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Codebreaking our futureby Michael lee

    Infinite Ideas 2014; US$ 26.95

    Some of the greatest scientists, philosophers, and historians of all time have advocated the concept of causality, or cause and effect - the idea that we live in a causal universe in which every effect has a root cause or ‘causal factor’; nothing happens purely by chance. Michael Lee believes that these causal factors - the drives of change... more...

  • Pacific Futuresby Will Rollason

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Pacific region presents a huge diversity of cultural forms, which have fuelled some of the most challenging ethnographic work undertaken in the discipline. But this challenge has come at a cost. Culture, often reconfigured as 'custom', has often served to trap the people of the Pacific in the past of cultural reproduction, where everything is... more...