Thinking with the Future

  • Shane B. DugganEmail author


In this chapter, Duggan considers how future(s) have been taken up in relation to education, technology, and youth, acknowledging the slippages between time and temporality in thinking about young people’s lives. This work is framed both by the longer traditions of political and sociological interest in time and futurity, and the more recent reinvigoration of the sociology of the future and expectations in educational policy and science and technology studies (STS) over the last decade. Duggan argues for an expanded understanding of the relationship of the future to the present, and also how futures might be considered as multiple, contingent, and consistently unfolding in-action.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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