The Future (Hardcover)

By Marc Auge, Marc Augae, John Howe (Translator)

Verso, 9781781685679, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

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Description

For Marc Aug , 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, Aug finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


About the Author

Marc Augé is Director of Studies at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. His many books include Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity and The Future. From the Trade Paperback edition.