"The poetics and politics of everyday temporality may never be more engaging than in Bryant and Knight's call to orient the social present in awareness of the not-yet-here, the not-yet-now. Addressing the future as an object of anthropological inquiry, the authors chorus the ‘time-reckoning of capitalism … at the heart of the modern', seeking traces of both spirit and heart across the global ethnoscape. The overall effect is of a future deexoticized. To my mind, this is a work for the ages, deftly informed by theory and felt through people compelled to mobilize prospects for rupture and continuity, as a matter of very real consequence."
Debbora Battaglia - Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
“This book will be the seminal work on the theme of coexistence. The dissolution of coexistence, which is also a subject of this volume, is an easier subject to cover, but by understanding the terms of coexistence one is better placed to understand the crises and violence that destroyed them too… I cannot think of a better study on the micro-dynamics of difference.” · Nicholas Doumanis, University of New South Wales, Australia