Futures & representational materiality (Michael, 2000)

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‘My treatment of these representations of the future has been just that – a consideration of representations: stories, characters, discourses, motifs, metaphors and so on and so forth. However, … these representations are grounded in the material. The performativity of these representations does not take place in some abstracted a-material domain. It is conducted in material settings, where bodies and texts, for example, come into contact or close proximity…’

— M. Michael, ‘Futures of the Present’, in Contested Futures (2000)

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