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Introduction: Anthropology and the Future: Notes from a Shrinking Fieldsite

Chapter 1. ‘There Can Only Be One Narrative’: Postsocialism, Shrinkage and the Politics of Context in Hoyerswerda
Chapter 2. Reasoning about the Past: Temporal Complexity in a City with No Future
Chapter 3. ‘Hoyerswerda...?’ – ‘...Once Had a Future!’: Temporal Flexibility and the Politics of the Future
Chapter 4. Enforced Futurism/Prescribed Hopes: Affective Politics and Pedagogies of the Future
Chapter 5. Performing the Future: Endurance, Maintenance and Self-Formation in Times of Shrinkage

Conclusion: Coming to Terms with the Future/‘Zukunftsbewältigung’


Back to the Postindustrial Future

An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City

Felix Ringel

238 pages, 16 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-798-7 Hb Published (March 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78533-799-4 eBook