All Tomorrow's Cultures available in Hardcover
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- Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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.
|Publisher:||Berghahn Books, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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