Orientations to the Future Collection

Daniel M. Knight has just published an American Ethnologist Collection on “Orientations to the Future”. The papers are an outcome of the 2018 Ladislav Holy Memorial Trust and Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies conference. Contributions from Rebecca Bryant, Stef Jansen, Kristin Loftsdottir, Raluca Roman, Felix Ringel, Dace Dzenovska, Morten Nielsen and Nigel Rapport.  

The Anthropology of the Future

This book, by Rebecca Bryant and Daniel M. Knight, presents the concept of ‘orientations’ as a way to study everyday life. It analyses six main orientations – anticipation, expectation, speculation, potentiality, hope, and destiny – which represent different ways in which the future may affect our present. While orientations entail planning towards and imagining the future, … Read more