Marc Augé
Translated from French into Italian by Chiara Tartarini
Bollati Boringhieri, Turin, 2012, Italian
Design, General
6.9 x 4.3 inches, paperback, 194 pages
ISBN: 9788833922638
Suggested Retail Price: $14.95

French anthropologist Marc Augé’s examination of the concept of the future in the contemporary world, in which the shortcomings and fears of the present have laid claim to the idea of the “future.” Onto the future we project our hopes of redemption and expectations of progress: from the future we fear some sort of apocalypse. Yet maybe there is a way of looking to time to come that is less doomed to failure. Maybe is possible to strip it of the many chiaroscuros that have so far proved to be mere burdens without propitiating or averting anything. After all, the myth of the future mirrors the myth of origins.

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