Writing Future Worlds

An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios

  • Ulf Hannerz

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology book series (PSLA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 263-295

About this book


This book is a detailed exploration and analysis of the rise of a publishing genre providing speculative, global, and comprehensive accounts of near term geopolitical trajectories. In exploring these works from an Anthropological perspective, Hannerz focuses primarily on textual materials – the books and articles themselves, ancillary publications by the same authors, and their textual afterlives as evident in subsequent commentaries, reviews, and, occasionally, debates. Such works clearly figure saliently and, at times, consequentially in the shaping of public and policy discourses around international relations, politics, and the ongoing explanation of emergent global phenomena. 


Literary anthropology Social anthropology Publishing theory Public policy Literary critique Cultural theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulf Hannerz
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  1. 1.Department of Social AnthropologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31261-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31262-0
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