Futures Studies and Women’s Visions (2000)

[Entry by Ivana Milojević, 2000, Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge, pp.894-895]   Future studies – the systematic study of the preferred, possible and probable versions of the future – is a relatively new field. In its modern history it has moved from being focused on utopianism to making empirical predictions. […]

Gender Issues: Futures and Implications for Global Humanity (2008)

By Ivana Milojević Written for Berkshire Encyclopedia of the 21st Century (2008). Encyclopedia was not published. Gender refers to the social construction of humans physiologically and biologically identified as women and men. Because gender is a socially constructed category, we are ‘doing’ rather than being men or women. That is, we (humans) engage in the […]

Youth Return the Future to Dubrovnik (2003)

Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Sunshine Coast University, Queensland University of Technology. www.metafuture.org “The return of the Goddess in Dalmatia” “Dubrovnik avoiding mcdonaldization, and creating a new vision and practice of globalization” “Neo-humanistic education transforming Balkan pedagogy” These were some of the memes that were spread at the New Wave: Vision of the youth conference […]

Futures Dreaming: Challenges From Outside and on the Margins of the Western World (2003)

Ivana Milojevic and Sohail Inayatullah Abstract In this article, we challenge the hegemony of western science fiction, arguing that western science fiction is particular even as it claims universality. Its views generally remain based on ideas of the future as forward time. In contrast, in non-western science fiction the future is seen outside linear terms: […]

Are Women Transforming Organisations? (2000)

Primitive descriptions of the “manager of the future” uncannily match those of female leadership, writes futurist Ivana Milojević from Brisbane. “Consultants try to teach male managers to relinquish the command-and-control mode. For women that came naturally – many of the attributes for which women’s leadership is praised are rooted in women’s socialised roles. The traditional […]

De-masculization of the Future and of Futures Studies (1999)

By Ivana Milojević From Verdandi to Belldandy: the Goddess of the Present Wishes a Better Future The Reality The majority of the liberal, or `progressive’ futurists today acknowledge the fact that Futures Studies – a not yet recognized field of enquiry within traditional disciplinary scientific divisions – have been dominated by one-civilizational view of time, […]

Feminism, Futures Studies and the Futures of Feminist Research (1998)

Ivana Milojević[1] In 1995, we are part of thirty years of intensive feminist research. In these thirty years, research conducted from a feminist perspective has gone into many, sometimes even surprising, directions. Women’s studies now deal with women’s issues from many different viewpoints, feminist writers and researchers are coming from many different fields, traditions, and […]

Feminist Critiques and Visions of the Future (1998)

By Ivana Milojević and Sohail Inayatullah Current trends One does not need to be an expert to realize that wherever we look, either into our past or into our present, either within our local community or around the world, one fact remains almost universal: society always treats its women worse than it treats its men. […]

From Silences to Global Conversations (1998)

From Billions Of Silences To Global Civilizational Conversations: Exclusion and communication in the information era By Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic (A version of this appeared in Transforming Communication edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Susan Leggett. Westport, Ct, Praeger, 2002) Many claim that with the advent of the web and internet, the future has arrived. […]