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Ideology and Futurology in Early 20th-Century Britain: Wells, Haldane, Bernal, and Their Critics

Peter J. Bowler

in Defending the Faith: Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266915
eISBN:
9780191938177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266915.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter studies the response of rationalist writers to the claims of theologians arguing that their ideology lacked any sense of a wider purpose to human life. It is argued that to replace the ... More


On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Devon Powers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is a trend? What role do trends play in consumer culture? How do trends come into being? And how do trends shape the future? This book explores these and other questions through a focus on the ... More


Thinking in Trends

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 2 tells the story of how the trend forecasting business arose in the United States. The commercial trend business grew in the wake of popular frenzy about “future shock,” a term made famous ... 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


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


Worlds of Color

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes how the term “world” becomes a category of racial meaning. Tracking the new coining of phrases such as “colored world,” “yellow world,” and “brown world” during and after the ... More


Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future

Peter Swirski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381861
eISBN:
9781781382370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381861.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future brings a welter of unknown elements of Lem’s life, career, and literary legacy to light. Part One traces the context of his cultural influence, telling the ... More


Ossip K. Flechtheim (1909-1998): Political Scientist and Futurologist between Europe and North America

Mario Keßler

Frank Jacob and Mario Keßler (eds)

in Transatlantic Radicalism: Socialist and Anarchist Exchanges in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859609
eISBN:
9781800852419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859609.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

The political scientist Ossip Kurt Flechtheim (1909-1998) lived in different countries on both sides of the Atlantic: Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. He specialized in various ... More


‘Arbitress of the Universe’: Empires, Futures, and Revolutionary Geopolitics

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the theories of geopolitics, political economy, and constitutional order that accompanied post-war visions of British hegemony, and how the patriot movement came to repurpose ... 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


Facing the Future: Social Science in the First Wilson Government, 1964–1970

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Young’s work as founding chair of the Social Science Research Council between 1965 and 1968 in the Labour government led by Harold Wilson. It describes how Young responded to ... 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


Studying China’s Rise

Shaun Breslin

in China Risen?: Studying Chinese Global Power

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529215809
eISBN:
9781529215847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529215809.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The chapter suggests that different ways of studying China can not only generate different conclusions about the nature and consequences of China’s rise, but also the sort of evidence that is sought ... More


Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Peter Swirski and Waclaw M. Osadnik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381205
eISBN:
9781781382141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Lemography is a unique collection of critical essays on Stanislaw Lem, writer and philosopher hailed on more than one occasion as a literary Einstein. Its aim is to introduce aspects of his work ... More


Happy End of the World!

Peter Swirski

in Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381861
eISBN:
9781781382370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381861.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter reviews The Blink of an Eye, Lem’s farewell book of analyses and prognoses from the cusp of the millennium in which he surveys contemporary science and technology with a view to the ... More


Introduction

Gavin Miller

in Science Fiction and Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620603
eISBN:
9781789623758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620603.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For the purposes of this book, science fiction is defined broadly in the terms advanced by Darko Suvin, with a focus on the genre from the late nineteenth century onwards. Psychology is conceived as ... More


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