Journal of Futures Studies

Social Movements and Visions

Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona

Abstract The relationship between futures studies and education is not new, but it is an essential element for the develop- ment of our society as part of a more balanced world. The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that describes the associations between future, human temporality and images of the future. […]

Concluding Comments: Developing a Strategy for Accelerating the Emergence of a Sustainable Global System

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Concluding Comments: Developing a Strategy for Accelerating the Emergence of a Sustainable Global System

By Graeme Taylor Unacceptable global risks Humanity is now facing multiple existential problems including increasing shortages of fresh water and arable land, climate change, the loss of biodiversity, nuclear war and pandemics (e.g. WEF, 2016). Without a major course correction there is little evidence that future generations will inherit a safe and sustainable planet. View PDF

Olaf Stapledon: Personal Reflections on Cosmic Inspiration from a Pioneering Visionary

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Social Movements and Visions, Utopias | Comments Off on Olaf Stapledon: Personal Reflections on Cosmic Inspiration from a Pioneering Visionary

by Oliver Markley Introduction When I heard of the plans for a special issue of the Journal of Futures Studies on the interplay between science fiction and futures work, I immediately knew that I wanted to contribute an essay about Olaf Stapledon—why his writing is of such relevance to what I will describe as the central evolutionary challenge of […]

Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Social Movements and Visions, Urban Futures and City Foresight, Utopias | Comments Off on Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

by Paul Graham Raven Introduction Histories of futurism and/or futures studies tend to see the discipline as having its roots in the “operations research” paradigm of the mid-20th Century, which in turn emerged from what eventually became the RAND Corporation (for an exemplar see e.g. Bell, 1996). To construct futurism in such a manner is to ignore many other […]

Exploring the Future of Infant Feeding: Scenarios About the Future of Parenting, Infant Nutrition and Consumer Habits in The United States of America

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Gender Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Exploring the Future of Infant Feeding: Scenarios About the Future of Parenting, Infant Nutrition and Consumer Habits in The United States of America

by Alexandra Whittington Abstract Four scenarios of infant feeding offer strategic insights about American culture and social patterns by generating implications for the future of the family, nutrition, consumers and gender roles. The study involves careful examination of two critical uncertainties about the future of infant feeding: the outcome of cultural tensions among American mothers, known […]

Climate Change and Futures Epistemologies: Tensions, Trends and Possibilities in Climate Discourses Epitomised by Three Prominent Climate Experts

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Climate Change and Futures Epistemologies: Tensions, Trends and Possibilities in Climate Discourses Epitomised by Three Prominent Climate Experts

by Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT In the early-to-mid 2000s climate change became the preeminent sustainability issue, as climate scientists and modellers spoke authoritatively on long-term futures. More recently social responses to climate change have become more muted. This narrative-based inquiry presents a description and examination of the experiences and research programs of three prominent climate experts – […]

Environmentalism in Transition? Emerging Perspectives, Issues and Futures Practices in Contemporary Environmentalism

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Leave A Comment »

by Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT In this article I consider desired and in-progress reframing of environmentalism to better “fit” and influence the contemporary context. This review is structured by the Transformation Cycle, a critical futures studies tool. Emerging perspectives, issues and practices are highlighted and interpreted to contribute to research and action pursuing more sustainable futures. I […]

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 […]

Sex, Age and Caste : The Ultimate Macrohistories ?

November 19th, 2001  |  by  |  published in Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Sex, Age and Caste : The Ultimate Macrohistories ?

by Larry Taub Introduction   (continue…)   View PDF

Futurewatch

August 19th, 2001  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction   (continue…)   View PDF


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