All Tomorrow's Cultures

All Tomorrow's Cultures

by Samuel Gerald Collins
ISBN-10:
1845454081
ISBN-13:
9781845454081
Pub. Date:
03/03/2008
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated

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Overview

All Tomorrow's Cultures

How will we live in the future? Are we moving towards global homogeneity? Will the world succumb to the global spread of fast food and Hollywood movies? Or are there other possibilities? In this book, Samuel Collins argues not only for the importance of the future of culture, but also stresses its centrality in anthropological thought over the last century. Beginning with 19th-century anthropology and continuing today in the work of anthropologies of emergent sciences, anthropologists have not only used their knowledge of present cultural configurations to speculate on future culture but have also used their assumptions about the future of culture to understand the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845454081
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/03/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Samuel Gerald Collins is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Towson University. He researches globalization and information society in the United States and South Korea and has recently begun ethnographic research on multiagent systems composed of humans and robots.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Tomorrow’s Cultures Today?

Chapter 1. Anthropological Time Machines

Chapter 2. Ask Margaret Mead

Chapter 3. Chad Oliver

Chapter 4. Close Encounters

Chapter 5. Playing Games with Futurology

Chapter 6. The Surprising Future

Conclusion: The Open Future

References

Index

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