A Antropologia do Futuro: Analisando a construção do ainda-não

Translated title of the contribution: The Anthropology of the Future: Analysing the construction of the not-yet

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From the end of the last century and through-out the first decades of the present, concerns about the future have been intensifying, based on the environmental and socio-polit-ical implications of human action. Aware of this reality, anthropologists began to include the need to investigate the processes of con-struction of futures in their research agenda. Categories such as anticipation, expectation, speculation, potentiality, hope, desire, imagi-nary, and destiny began to theoretically f rame an anthropology of the future. Analysing, and discussing the future as a cultural fact, in Arjun Appadurai’s expression, is the purpose of this panel. Researchers are invited to submit pro-posals that investigate, for guidance purposes only, the following questions: What futures are designed and built in the present and in which areas of social life? Which agents are in-volved? What resources do they use (e.g., new technologies, biosciences, etc.)? What policies promote these construction processes? How can we study something that does not yet exist? How can we understand the relationship between the not-yet with present day-to-day practices? What theories and concepts can we gather to support a methodology to study the future in the present?
Translated title of the contributionThe Anthropology of the Future: Analysing the construction of the not-yet
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventOs Novos Anos 20: Desafios, Incertezas, Resistências - Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sept 20229 Sept 2022
Conference number: 8


ConferenceOs Novos Anos 20
Abbreviated titleVIII Congresso APA
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