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The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Jenny Andersson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198814337
eISBN:
9780191851919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814337.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The book is devoted to the intriguing post-war activity called—with different terms—futurism, futurology, future research, or futures studies. It seeks to understand how futurists and futurologists ... More


Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198829454
eISBN:
9780191880483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study provides the first substantial history and analysis of the To-Day and To-Morrow series of 110 books, published by Kegan Paul Trench and Trübner (and E. P. Dutton in the USA) from 1923 to ... More


“New World Coming”: Narratives of the Future in US Post–Cold War National Security Discourse

Patricia L. Dunmire

in Discourses of War and Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the discourse of “democratic peace” that has characterized the post–Cold War era. Working within a modernist conception of the future, it focuses on narratives of the future ... More


Introduction

Max Saunders

in Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198829454
eISBN:
9780191880483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829454.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Multiple introductions are warranted to this complex and unusual series. The first section describes its origins, its polymath editor C. K. Ogden, some of his related editorial ventures, and the ... More


Conclusion

Max Saunders

in Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198829454
eISBN:
9780191880483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829454.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This steps back from the series in two respects. First, it assesses its broader reception, looking at its sales as well as reviews. It considers why it ended when it did. And it considers why it is ... More


Futures of Liberalism. The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Futurology as a Transnational Space

Jenny Andersson

in The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198814337
eISBN:
9780191851919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814337.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) took up the theme of the future from its very first seminars devoted to the future of liberty and the role of planning in post-industrial societies. The phrase ... More


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