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The Future

Authors: Auge, Marc
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: SOC002010, SOC037000, PHI019000
ISBN: 9781781685686, Related ISBNs: 1781685665, 1781685673, 1781685681, 9781781685662, 9781781685679
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places, the prevailing idea of “the Future” rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.
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