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Professor Gaini publishes scientific article in Finnish anthropological periodical

Faroese professor Firouz Gaini has published a new scientific article in Suomen Antropologi, a Finnish anthropological periodical.

That’s according to Gransking.fo.

In the article – Altered Islands: Young Faroe Islanders’ Future Landscapes’ – Gaini argues in favour of a future studies approach that treats the future as a dimension of present-day concerns.

Through an analysis of the near-future imaginaries of Faroese teenagers, the author highlights the ‘simplified, exaggerated’ versions of present-day concerns that are employed in the utopian and dystopian future visions constructed upon an ‘infrastructure of uncertainty’ that is particular to Faroese thinking.

Gaini adds to a quickly growing body of anthropological literature that seeks to answer what kinds of questions we, as researchers, can propose to ‘the future’. In more concrete terms, the future visions analyzed by Gaini are predominantly concerned with the continuity of culturally specific traditions and the family: the survival of the Faroese culture and language, on the one hand, and the constitution of the future family, on the other.

Read the article here.

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