W. Warren Wagar The Next Three Futures

ISBN 13: 9780275940492

The Next Three Futures

4.25 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780275940492: The Next Three Futures
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues. Wagar also shows how the three ideological paradigms within the futures field, the technoliberal, the radical, and the countercultural, play a role in the study of the future.

The organizing theme of this unique work by W. Warren Wagar is the way in which images of alternative futures are shaped by ideological differences in the present. Wagar identifies three principal camps of futurist thought: technoliberals, radicals, and counterculturalists. By far the largest group are the technoliberals--supporters of parliamentary democracy, civil liberties, free enterprise, and technological progress. Radicals occupy the Marxist and democratic-socialist Left, while counterculturalists espouse decentralist, eco-pacifist, and New Age values. The Next Three Futures pulls together all aspects of futures studies--comprising a vital introduction and outline of the many worlds of futurist inquiry.

The book consists of two parts: the first an examination of how futurists think and work; the second a comparative and critical analysis of their ideas on a wide variety of topics. After a short prologue, the first chapter defines the scope and limitations of futures research, and discusses its chief methodologies. The next chapter gives a valuable intellectual history of futurism from its earliest origins, with special emphasis on the work of H. G. Wells. The idea of the ideological paradigm in futures studies is described in the third chapter. The following four chapters, making up part two, investigate the thinking of contemporary futurists on the environment, economic and political developments, war and peace, and societal/cultural issues. Wagar's epilogue considers the possibility that the technoliberal, radical, and countercultural futures may all lie ahead for humankind, but at different stages and times in the years to come. This highly readable volume will be of great value to students of futurism, futurists, political scientists, sociologists, economic forecasters, environmentalists, and anyone else fascinated by the study of the future.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume and examines how futurists think and work. He compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues.

About the Author:

W. WARREN WAGAR is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the acclaimed author of A Short History of the Future, Terminal Visions: The Literature of Last Things and World Views: A Study in Comparative History. Dr. Wagar edited History and the Idea of Mankind and his articles have appeared in The World Future Society Bulletin, The Futurist, and Futures Research Quarterly.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780313265280: The Next Three Futures

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0313265283 ISBN 13:  9780313265280
Publisher: Praeger, 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wagar, W. Warren
Published by ABC-CLIO (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1991. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues. Wagar also shows how the three ideological paradigms within the futures field, the technoliberal, the radical, and the countercultural, play a role in the study of the future. The organizing theme of this unique work by W. Warren Wagar is the way in which images of alternative futures are shaped by ideological differences in the present. Wagar identifies three principal camps of futurist thought: technoliberals, radicals, and counterculturalists. By far the largest group are the technoliberals--supporters of parliamentary democracy, civil liberties, free enterprise, and technological progress. Radicals occupy the Marxist and democratic-socialist Left, while counterculturalists espouse decentralist, eco-pacifist, and New Age values. The Next Three Futures pulls together all aspects of futures studies--comprising a vital introduction and outline of the many worlds of futurist inquiry. The book consists of two parts: the first an examination of how futurists think and work; the second a comparative and critical analysis of their ideas on a wide variety of topics. After a short prologue, the first chapter defines the scope and limitations of futures research, and discusses its chief methodologies. The next chapter gives a valuable intellectual history of futurism from its earliest origins, with special emphasis on the work of H. G. Wells. The idea of the ideological paradigm in futures studies is described in the third chapter. The following four chapters, making up part two, investigate the thinking of contemporary futurists on the environment, economic and political developments, war and peace, and societal/cultural issues. Wagar s epilogue considers the possibility that the technoliberal, radical, and countercultural futures may all lie ahead for humankind, but at different stages and times in the years to come. This highly readable volume will be of great value to students of futurism, futurists, political scientists, sociologists, economic forecasters, environmentalists, and anyone else fascinated by the study of the future. Seller Inventory # AAV9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues. Wagar also shows how the three ideological paradigms within the futures field, the technoliberal, the radical, and the countercultural, play a role in the study of the future. The organizing theme of this unique work by W. Warren Wagar is the way in which images of alternative futures are shaped by ideological differences in the present. Wagar identifies three principal camps of futurist thought: technoliberals, radicals, and counterculturalists. By far the largest group are the technoliberals--supporters of parliamentary democracy, civil liberties, free enterprise, and technological progress. Radicals occupy the Marxist and democratic-socialist Left, while counterculturalists espouse decentralist, eco-pacifist, and New Age values. The Next Three Futures pulls together all aspects of futures studies--comprising a vital introduction and outline of the many worlds of futurist inquiry. The book consists of two parts: the first an examination of how futurists think and work; the second a comparative and critical analysis of their ideas on a wide variety of topics. After a short prologue, the first chapter defines the scope and limitations of futures research, and discusses its chief methodologies. The next chapter gives a valuable intellectual history of futurism from its earliest origins, with special emphasis on the work of H. G. Wells. The idea of the ideological paradigm in futures studies is described in the third chapter. The following four chapters, making up part two, investigate the thinking of contemporary futurists on the environment, economic and political developments, war and peace, and societal/cultural issues. Wagar s epilogue considers the possibility that the technoliberal, radical, and countercultural futures may all lie ahead for humankind, but at different stages and times in the years to come. This highly readable volume will be of great value to students of futurism, futurists, political scientists, sociologists, economic forecasters, environmentalists, and anyone else fascinated by the study of the future. Seller Inventory # AAV9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by Praeger (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0275940497

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wagar, W. Warren
Published by Praeger 8/26/1991 (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger 8/26/1991, 1991. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Next Three Futures: Paradigms of Things to Come. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by Praeger Paperback (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger Paperback, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0275940497

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by Praeger Paperback
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger Paperback. Paperback. Condition: New. 192 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 5.8in. x 0.6in.The organizing theme of this unique work by W. Warren Wagar is the way in which images of alternative futures are shaped by ideological differences in the present. Wagar identifies three principal camps of futurist thought: technoliberals, radicals, and counterculturalists. By far the largest group are the technoliberals--supporters of parliamentary democracy, civil liberties, free enterprise, and technological progress. Radicals occupy the Marxist and democratic-socialist Left, while counterculturalists espouse decentralist, eco-pacifist, and New Age values. The Next Three Futures pulls together all aspects of futures studies--compromising a vital introduction and outline of the many worlds of futurist inquiry. The book consists of two parts: the first an examination of how futurists think and work; the second a comparative and critical analysis of their ideas on a wide variety of topics. After a short prologue, the first chapter defines the scope and limitations of futures research, and discusses its chief methodologies. The next chapter gives a valuable intellectual history of futurism from its earliest origins, with special emphasis on the work of H. G. Wells. The idea of the ideological paradigm in futures studies is described in the third chapter. The following four chapters, making up part two, investigate the thinking of contemporary futurists on the environment, economic and political developments, war and peace, and societalcultural issues. Wagars epilogue considers the possibility that the technoliberal, radical, and countercultural futures may all lie ahead for humankind, but at different stages in the years to come. This highly readable volume will be of great value to students of futurism, futurists, political scientists, sociologists, economic forecasters, environmentalists, and anyone else fascinated by the study of the future. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wagar, W. Warren
Published by ABC-CLIO (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1991. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275940492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

W. Warren Wagar
Published by Praeger Paperback (1991)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger Paperback, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-0275940497

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wagar, W. Warren
Published by Praeger (2018)
ISBN 10: 0275940497 ISBN 13: 9780275940492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # P110275940497

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book