Journal of Futures Studies

Shadow Dancing: Colonizing Racisms and their Discontents

by Marcus Bussey

ABSTRACT

This paper offers a deep futures analysis of “race” and the many racisms that compete to colonize the future. Using poststructuralism it challenges the frames that shape our thinking on race and the “Other”. Cultural narrative and boundary drawing are explored as sources of racist frames. Three distinct possible scenarios along with their defining myths and metaphors are also examined. The hidden economy of racism is also addressed as it underpins economic affluence and cultural hegemony. Finally, questions of integrity and identity are considered from the transformative logic of neohumanism.(continue…)

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ISSN 1027-6084