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Interviews

A Conversation with Lisa Adkins and Mike Michael About Social Futures

What can the social sciences contribute to our understanding of the future? Lisa Adkins: In the very broadest of terms the social sciences can contribute an understanding that the future – its form, its texture, its promises, its possibilities, its capacities, its relations to the present and the past – is neither inevitable nor fixed but […]

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Futures Always In Question

By Richard Tutton and Rebecca Coleman The perils of editing a special issue of The Sociological Review called ‘Futures in Question: Theories, Methods, Practices’ have been made all too apparent by the events that have unfolded since we and our contributors submitted the first versions of the articles in late 2015. Our view of what […]

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Podcasts

Investigating Social Futures

In this series of micro-podcasts, our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan spoke to Rebecca Coleman and Richard Tutton, editors of our special issue Futures In Question. It was recorded at the Paths to Utopia exhibition which took place at Somerset House last summer. Originally posted 26th July 2017.

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