By John Bird
There are actually new reviews of area and time; new tensions among globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, truth and spectacle; new instabilities of price, which means and id - a dialectic among previous and destiny. How are we to appreciate those? Mapping the Futures is the 1st of a chain which brings jointly cultural theorists from diverse disciplines to evaluate the results of monetary, political and social swap for highbrow inquiry and cultural perform.
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