Foundations of Futures Studies Volume 1

Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Foundations of Future Studies is the fundamental work on the subject.

Author: Wendell Bell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141282379X

Category: Social Science

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Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. Author Wendell Bell brings together futurist intellectual tools, describing and explaining not only the methods, but also the nature, concepts, theories, and exemplars of the field. Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Foundations of Future Studies is the fundamental work on the subject. Bell illustrates how this sphere of intellectual activity offers hope for the future of humanity and concrete ways of realizing that hope in the real world of everyday life. His book will appeal to all interested in futures studies, sociology, economics, political science, and history.
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Foundations of Futures Studies

Wendell Bell's two-volume work Foundations of Futures Studies is widely acknowledged as the fundamental work on the subject. In Volume 2, Bell goes beyond possible and probable futures to the study of preferable futures.

Author: Wendell Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351519397

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. Wendell Bell's two-volume work Foundations of Futures Studies is widely acknowledged as the fundamental work on the subject. In Volume 2, Bell goes beyond possible and probable futures to the study of preferable futures. He shows that concern with ethics, morality, and human values follows directly from the futurist purposes of discovering or inventing, examining, and proposing desirable futures. He examines moral judgments as an inescapable aspect of all decision-making and conscious action, even in the everyday lives of ordinary people.Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Volume 2 of Foundations of Futures Studies moves beyond cultural relativism to critical evaluation. Bell compares depictions of the good society by utopian writers, describes objective methods of moral judgment, assesses religion and law as sources of what is morally right, documents the existence of universal human values, and shows that if human beings are to thrive in the global society of the future, some human values must be changed.
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Foundations of Futures Studies History purposes and knowledge

Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Foundations of Future Studies is the fundamental work on the subject.

Author: Wendell Bell

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 0765805391

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. Author Wendell Bell brings together futurist intellectual tools, describing and explaining not only the methods, but also the nature, concepts, theories, and exemplars of the field. Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Foundations of Future Studies is the fundamental work on the subject. Bell illustrates how this sphere of intellectual activity offers hope for the future of humanity and concrete ways of realizing that hope in the real world of everyday life. His book will appeal to all interested in futures studies, sociology, economics, political science, and history.
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Foundations of Futures Studies

This book summarizes and expands contributions of futurists to the envisioning power and well-being of humanity.

Author: Jose Valciukas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351519434

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. This book summarizes and expands contributions of futurists to the envisioning power and well-being of humanity. Bell brings together futurist intellectual tools, describing and explaining not only the methods, but also the nature, concepts, theories, and exemplars of the field.Foundations of Futures Studies fulfills Bell's five main purposes for writing this two-volume effort: (1) to show that futures studies, like other fields from anthropology to zoology, exists as an identifiable sphere of intellectual activity; (2) to create a teaching instrument that can be used as a basic text for core courses in futures studies; (3) to futurize the thinking of specialists in other disciplines; (4) to contribute to the further development and improvement of futures studies; and (5) to provide tools to empower both ordinary people and leaders to act in ways that create better futures for themselves and their societies. Bell maintains that despite its sometimes doomsday rhetorical style and widespread use by special interests, futures studies offers hope for the future of humanity and concrete ways of realizing that hope in the real world of our everyday lives. It will appeal to all interested in futures studies, as well as sociologists, economists, political scientists, and historians.
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Advancing Futures

A distinguished group of futurists examine the current state of the field and assess its prospects for the future.

Author: James Allen Dator

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275969452

Category: Education

Page: 409

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A distinguished group of futurists examine the current state of the field and assess its prospects for the future.
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Queer Theory Now

Author: Hannah McCann and Whitney Monaghan

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352007527

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A Study of Future Worlds

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: New York : Free Press

ISBN: UOM:39015000080773

Category: International organization

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Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

Combining erudite examinations of the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group’s work so far with explorations of the future directions its research might take, this book is vital reading for any scholar whose ...

Author: Luke Doggett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351607384

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings have brought the notion of secularisation into question; and theorists have sought to deconstruct how we think of ‘religion.’ This collection appraises the continuing influence of the foundational approaches and places these in relation to newly emerging directions in the field. The book is divided into four sections, each section containing one ‘foundational’ chapter written by an established academic followed by two ‘futures’ chapters contributed by emerging scholars in the sub-discipline. These chapters complement one another by placing the overview of future directions in the context of a survey of the development of the sociology of religion over the last century. Topics discussed in these chapters include lived religion, sexuality, ritual, religion and the media. Combining erudite examinations of the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group’s work so far with explorations of the future directions its research might take, this book is vital reading for any scholar whose work combines religious studies and sociology.
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New Thinking for a New Millennium

The study of futures is an area of increasing interest and one that is comprehensively examined in this new collection, with contributions from key names in the field.

Author: Richard A. Slaughter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134793914

Category: Education

Page: 256

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In this book, Richard Slaughter draws on the relatively new but rapidly developing field of futures studies to illustrate how our thinking must change in order to deal with the challenges presented by the new millennium. In doing so he brings together the latest work from some of the leading international names in futures thinking. Part One considers the foundations of futures thinking in history, literature and ideas. Part Two explores some of the ways that futures studies have been and are being applied in different educational contexts around the world, from pre-school to postgraduate levels. Part Three takes the crucial step from institutional learning to social learning, and explores how futures provides us with insights which can help guide our society into the new millennium, together with suggestions for the development of the field itself. This book is essential reading for teachers, students and anyone interested in the perils and promise of the twenty-first century.
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Prefiguring Cyberculture

When Future Shock was first published such claims could not have been
supported, whereas today they are a reality - a fact demonstrated by work such
as Wendell Bell's two- volume opus The Foundations of Futures Studies (Bell
1996) in ...

Author: Darren Tofts

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262701081

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)
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Futures Education

... in thinking about governance, leadership, learning and the future, and is also
president of the American Division of the ... including the two-volume work,
Foundations of Futures Studies: Human Science for a New Era, published in
1997.

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749422363

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This edition of the education yearbook addresses themes relating to futures education. One of the central roles of education is to prepare students for the future and yet its study is often a neglected issue. This work focuses on the futures field as an educational resource using case studies from around the world, and on the nature of education for sustainability.
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Futures The Journal of Policy Planning and Futures Studies

Pergamon Futures 31 (1999) 877 - www.elsevier.com/locate/futures Coming
conferences Diverse Futures in the Philippines ... It will focus on three forms of
methodological inquiries that establish the scientific foundations of futures
studies: (1) ...

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China s Futures

New York: Macmillan, 1977. Bell, Wendell. Foundations of Futures Studies:
History, Purposes, and Knowledge. Volume 1. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction
Publishers, 2003. Bloomberg News. “China Faces Upgrade-or-Die Deadline as
Supply ...

Author: Daniel C. Lynch

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804794374

Category: Political Science

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China's Futures cuts through the sometimes confounding and unfounded speculation of international pundits and commentators to provide readers with an important yet overlooked set of complex views concerning China's future: views originating within China itself. Daniel Lynch seeks to answer the simple but rarely asked question: how do China's own leaders and other elite figures assess their country's future? Many Western social scientists, business leaders, journalists, technocrats, analysts, and policymakers convey confident predictions about the future of China's rise. Every day, the business, political, and even entertainment news is filled with stories and commentary not only on what is happening in China now, but also what Western experts confidently think will happen in the future. Typically missing from these accounts is how people of power and influence in China itself imagine their country's developmental course. Yet the assessments of elites in a still super-authoritarian country like China should make a critical difference in what the national trajectory eventually becomes. In China's Futures, Lynch traces the varying possible national trajectories based on how China's own specialists are evaluating their country's current course, and his book is the first to assess the strengths and weaknesses of "predictioneering" in Western social science as applied to China. It does so by examining Chinese debates in five critical issue-areas concerning China's trajectory: the economy, domestic political processes and institutions, communication and the Internet (arrival of the "network society"), foreign policy strategy, and international soft-power (cultural) competition.
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Critical Qualitative Inquiry

The book -includes contributions from some of the leading qualitative researchers on three continents; -consists of big-picture articles that describe the dimensions of this research tradition; -situates critical qualitative inquiry in the ...

Author: Gaile S Cannella

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781629580128

Category: Education

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This comprehensive volume of contemporary, original articles by leading figures in qualitative research places the critical qualitative research in its historical context, describes the current landscape, and offers the opportunities of a critical qualitative inquiry for the future.
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Why Futures Studies

Fondamenti filosofici ed etici della metodologia previsionale ' ( Philosophical and
ethical basis of futures methodologies ) , in Marbach , Previsioni di lungo periodo
. - ( 1981 ) . ' Philosophical and ethical foundations in futures studies : a ...

Author: Eleonora Masini

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029571422

Category: Forecasting

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