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Crafting Future Selves

Time-Tricking and the Limits of Temporal Play in Children’s Online Film-Making

Espen Helgesen

backward and forward in time. By establishing particular rhythms through temporal play, an otherwise chaotic future is given a certain expected direction. In McDonald’s words, ‘“temporal play” means that time has become manipulable and that it has been put

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Something Happened to the Future

Reconstructing Temporalities in Dutch Parliamentary Debate, 1814–2018

Joris van Eijnatten and Pim Huijnen

“All history is bunk,” the founder of the industrial Ford empire was wont to say, demonstrating how superficial pure, one-sided market thinking is. The past has formed our present and offers us a glimpse of the future, even though our

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Spirit of the Future

Movement, Kinetic Distribution, and Personhood among Siberian Eveny

Olga Ulturgasheva

personhood precipitates a future event through the medium of a narrative about one’s own future. Specifically, I explore how the framework of ‘becoming’ and the transformability of personhood can assist us in understanding the ways that the future is

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Changing Approaches to the Future in Swedish Forestry, 1850–2010

Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

Introduction This article explores how the future has been approached in Swedish forestry over the last 150 years. While the history of forestry in Sweden is generally well researched (e.g., Antonson and Jansson 2011 ; Eliasson 2002 ), the

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Competing for the Future

Play, Drama, and Rank in Amazonia

Natalia Buitron

competitive play-frame that is both structured and pleasurable, they enact a different future for their communities. How then should we understand the paradoxically competitive character of these festivals, and what does competition do in the Shuar context

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

We lack histories of the internal time-sense, of the changing beat in men’s experience of the rhythms of perception … We also lack a history of the future tense. George Steiner, In Bluebeard’s Castle My aim is to provide an overview of certain

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Actualising History

Responsibilities with Regard to the Future in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Aamir Aziz and Frans Willem Korsten

we saw previously, in the context of censorship. Since the play is aimed at altering the course of history, hence leading to another future, we can ask how this relates to the allegorical form Miller chose. This implies having a closer look at the

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Why History Matters for Democracy

John Keane

Why History? Reports of the coming death of democracy may be greatly exaggerated, but most thinkers of democracy are well aware of the mounting global evidence that bright hopes for its future are currently fading. Observers are pinning the

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Emptiness and its futures

Staying and leaving as tactics of life in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

concrete governments in power, concrete policy measures, or corrupt politicians. It began to seem that a future different from the one inherent in the oppressive present was possible. Amid this proliferation of hope for a global spring, Latvia stood out. It

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Can Time Be Tricked?

A Theoretical Introduction

Felix Ringel

used for educational purposes. Two vocational training centres have opened for future workers for Bremerhaven’s currently stumbling offshore wind-farm industry. The future electricians are to benefit from the city’s enormous reindustrialization efforts