Egalitarian Futures Research Group

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Float in Singapore

The Egalitarian Futures Research Group (FUTURES) is globally comparative and located in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (UiB). Our point of departure is the idea that the future - the orientation towards a time yet to come - is fundamental for understanding contemporary global society.

Our group of researchers empirically map and investigate various groups of people who are particularly and intensively preoccupied with futures.

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Publications from FUTURES

During the recent years, the researchers of FUTURES and the previous “Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons” project have produced an impressive number of important publications.

Professor Annelin Eriksen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (UiB), photographed in July 2018.

The drama of cultural change

What happens when the basic values and social mechanism of society are challenged? And how does change influence how we view ourselves as human beings? This is at the heart of a new anthropological project at the University of Bergen.