Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
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Imagined Futures

Hope, Risk and Uncertainty

Authors: Cook, Julia

  • Demonstrates how individuals use hope as a resource for coping with concerns about the long term future within the context of their everyday lives
  • Considers how the future has been conceptualised in sociological work
  • Uses interview-based data from 28 young adults, an underrepresented demographic, in studies of future oriented behaviours 
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About this book

This book presents the findings of a recent interview-based study of how 28 young adults living in Melbourne, Australia viewed and related to both the personal and societal future. In so doing it addresses issues such as how individuals imagine the future of their society, and whether this has any bearing on the way in which they perceive and relate to their own, personal future. The respondents’ future imaginings are also considered in relation to influential theoretical accounts that have sought to diagnose the character of contemporary society, and with it the future horizon. Drawing on this discussion, some alternative ways of conceptualising micro experiences of future-oriented thinking are proposed, and the role that hope can play in this process is addressed. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in the sociology of risk and uncertainty, time, and youth.  

About the authors

Julia Cook is a Research Fellow in the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests and publications are concerned with the sociology of youth, time, risk and uncertainty, and religion.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Cook, Julia

    Pages 1-10

  • Diagnoses of the Future Horizon

    Cook, Julia

    Pages 11-30

  • Strategies for Relating to the Personal and Societal Future

    Cook, Julia

    Pages 31-53

  • Discourses of the Long-Term Future

    Cook, Julia

    Pages 55-79

  • Future Imaginaries in Theory and Practice

    Cook, Julia

    Pages 81-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagined Futures
Book Subtitle
Hope, Risk and Uncertainty
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65325-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65325-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65324-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88000-6
Series ISSN
2523-7268
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 141
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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