Tag: alternative futures

A piece for Anthropology Day

Samuel Gerald Collins , February 17th, 2022


Margaret Mead Imagined Different Futures By Samuel Gerald Collins In the face of climate disaster, a continuing pandemic, and endless global conflict, it’s difficult to be optimistic about…


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The Impoverishment of the COVID Future

Samuel Gerald Collins , May 4th, 2020


From Wikimedia Commons   As I complete this essay, the quarantine imposed on Baltimore stretches into its second month, and I continue teaching online amid terror and despair.&nbs…


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Futures at AAACASCA 2019

Samuel Gerald Collins , October 3rd, 2019


The American Anthropological Association/ Canadian Anthropological Society meeting in Vancouver is in November, but the browsable schedule is already out.  As in previous years, I have identified…


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Mapping the Future at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Samuel Gerald Collins , October 20th, 2018


“The future” (however imagined) continues to be a concern for anthropologists, and this year is no different than 2017.  But while I was content to just list the…


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Dancing with the Spirits

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


In a present colored by forces of globalization and the Anthropocene, Masewal dancers reconnect with their spiritual landscape to visualize alternative futures. Mexico today is gripped by a…


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Tracking the Future at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Samuel Gerald Collins , November 19th, 2017


–> (the Wow! signal, visualized by Benjamin Crowell, from Wikimedia) In a few days, many anthropologists will attend the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  For…


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