Journal of Futures Studies

Holisms and Integrative Theories

Situating "Microvita" within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Situating "Microvita" within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

by Timothy Dolan Introduction Perhaps nothing inhibits the development of integrative science more than the multiple disciplinary dialects that inflict a kind of semantic babble upon scholarly discourse. There are several examples starting with the most basic unit of analysis in the social sciences; that being people. If one is an anthropologist they are a culture. […]

Situating “Microvita” within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Situating “Microvita” within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

by Timothy Dolan Introduction Perhaps nothing inhibits the development of integrative science more than the multiple disciplinary dialects that inflict a kind of semantic babble upon scholarly discourse. There are several examples starting with the most basic unit of analysis in the social sciences; that being people. If one is an anthropologist they are a culture. […]

Relational Futures in Preschool

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Futures Education, Holisms and Integrative Theories | Comments Off on Relational Futures in Preschool

by Heidi Gustafson ABSTRACT This paper discusses the importance of preschool education in relation to futures teaching and critical discourse. I will discuss preschool as a functioning, unparallel space that can help define futures oriented education. By outlining preschoolers as presently active collaborators in future worlds as opposed to merely inhabitants of future worlds, this discussion […]

Avatar… and the 'Sustainabullies' of Higher Education

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Education Futures, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Leave A Comment »

by Patricia Kelly ABSTRACT This paper uses the film Avatar as the basis for transdisciplinary insights, based on media studies, critical futures and academic staff development perspectives. These are used to discuss parallels between the Avatar’s Colonel Quaritch’s rabid rejection of reverence for nature, angry conservative responses to the movie and some harsh criticism of the […]

Avatar… and the ‘Sustainabullies’ of Higher Education

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Education Futures, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Leave A Comment »

by Patricia Kelly ABSTRACT This paper uses the film Avatar as the basis for transdisciplinary insights, based on media studies, critical futures and academic staff development perspectives. These are used to discuss parallels between the Avatar’s Colonel Quaritch’s rabid rejection of reverence for nature, angry conservative responses to the movie and some harsh criticism of the […]

Leveraging Organisational Values for Sustainability Initiatives

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Leveraging Organisational Values for Sustainability Initiatives

by Marcus Barber ABSTRACT This author assesses the Spiral Dynamics framework (Value Systems Theory in broad terms) in the context of the theme of sustainability and what it might mean for organisations, regardless of whether they operate within the framework of sustainability. The author provides an overview of Value Systems and how differing Values can be […]

Futures of the Climate Action Movement: Insights from an Integral Futures Approach

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Futures of the Climate Action Movement: Insights from an Integral Futures Approach

by Chris Riedy ABSTRACT In this paper, I use a Wilberian integral futures approach to examine visions of the future within the climate action movement and identify sources of agreement and contention. I argue that the Wilberian approach is particularly valuable in drawing out diverse futures associated with differing levels of consciousness. Applying this approach to […]

Changing Cultural Values and the Transition to Sustainability

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Jan Lee Martin Award Winners, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Leave A Comment »

by Hardin Tibbs ABSTRACT This paper examines how change in cultural values could contribute to achieving sustainability and explores the timing of a possible transition. Global modeling of unsustainability points to a need for both technological changes and a shift in social priorities to make the socio-economic system sustainable. The technological changes are well understood in […]

Which Way is Up?

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Which Way is Up?

by Jan Huston ABSTRACT While complexity is a normal feature of evolving systems (e.g., cosmic, biological, intellectual, political, technological), efforts to assess the future of humanity are often confounded by the complexity of global civilization. This article takes a bird’s eye view of all evolving systems to see them as coevolving. This view enables identification of […]

Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku's Future

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Futures Studies Methodologies, Global Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku's Future

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