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Wendell Bell and the sociology of the future: challenges past, present and future

Adam, Barbara Elisabeth 2011. Wendell Bell and the sociology of the future: challenges past, present and future. Futures 43 (6) , pp. 590-595. 10.1016/j.futures.2011.04.007

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As a sociologist dealing with futures studies, WendellBell encountered considerable obstacles because his topic – the future, imagined, projected and shaped – poses significant problems for contemporary sociology. The paper discusses Bell's engagement with these disciplinary difficulties and his search for conceptual and methodological solutions. The paper anchors Bell's achievements in a wider historical context, identifies some of the new challenges facing sociology and considers some openings for change in our knowledge practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0016-3287
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:46

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