Links to some relevant academic publications by members:

Special issue of New Formations on ‘The Future of Austerity‘, edited by Rebecca Bramall, including contributions from seminar series members Rebecca Coleman and Joe Deville. Introduction by Bramall is free to read, as is a blog on ‘The Terrain of Austerity’.

In preparation: Special issue of Sociological Review on ‘Futures in Question’, edited by Rebecca Coleman and Richard Tutton, including contributions from seminar series members and conference keynotes.


Anderson, Ben & Adey, Peter (2012) ‘Governing Events and Life: ‘Emergency’ in UK Civil Contingencies’, Political Geography, Vol. 31, pp. 24-33.

Anderson, Ben (2011) ‘Population and Affective Perception: Biopolitics and Anticipatory Action in US Counterinsurgency Doctrine’, Antipode, Vol. 43, pp. 205-236.

Anderson, Ben (2010) ‘Preemption, Precaution, Preparedness: Anticipatory Action and Future Geographies’, Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 34, pp. 777-798.

Anderson, Ben (2010) ‘Security and the Future: Anticipating the Event of Terror’ Geoforum, Vol. 41, pp. 227-235.

Bramall, Rebecca (2011) ‘Dig for victory! Anti-consumerism, austerity, and new historical subjectivities’, Subjectivity, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 68-86.

Bramall, Rebecca (2012) ‘Popular culture and anti-austerity protest’, Journal of European Popular Culture Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 9-22.

Bramall, Rebecca (2013) The Cultural Politics of Austerity: Past and Present in Austere Times, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bramall, Rebecca (2013) ‘The austerity larder: mapping food systems in a new age of austerity’, Journal of Consumer Culture. Available Online First.

Brown, Nik (2015) ‘Metrics of hope: Disciplining affect in oncology‘, Health, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 119-136.

Coleman, Rebecca (2010) ‘Dieting temporalities: interaction, agency and the measure of online weight watching‘, Time and Society, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 265-285.

Coleman, Rebecca (2012) Transforming Images: Screens, Affect, Futures, London: Routledge.

Coleman, Rebecca (2014) ‘Austerity has hampered our ability to imagine a better future’, The Conversation, 29th August.

Deville, Joe (2015) Lived Economies of Default: Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect, London and New York: Routledge.

Tutton, Richard (2011) ‘Promising pessimism: Reading the futures to be avoided in biotech’, Social Studies of Science, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 411-429.

Wilkie, Alex and Michael, Mike (2009) ‘Expectation and Mobilisation: Enacting Future Users’Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 502-22.

Wilkie, Alex (2013) ‘Prototyping as Event: Designing the Future of Obesity’Journal of Cultural Economy.


Links to some recent resources on futures, time and austerity:

Viola Caon, ‘Europe’s lost generation: how it feels to be young and struggling in the EU’, The Guardian, 28 January 2012.

Rebecca Coleman, ‘Austerity has hampered our ability to imagine a better future‘, The Conversation, 29 August 2014.

Gallup, ‘In U.S., optimism about the future for youth reaches all-time low’, 2 May 2011.

Toby Helm, ‘The new pessimism: now Britons believe things can only get worse’, The Observer, 3 December 2011.

Toby Helm, ‘Most Britons believe children will have worse lives than their parents – poll’ The Observer, 3 December 2011.

Ipsos MORI, ‘Family Matters: Understanding Families in an Age of Austerity’, 2013.

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium,‘The Impact of Austerity on Women’s Wellbeing’, 2014.

Paul Mason, ‘The best of capitalism is over for rich countries – and for the poor ones it will be over by 2060‘, The Guardian, 7 July 2014.

Parker, Lewis, ‘In search of the lost generation’, The New Statesman, 2 February 2013.

Roberts, Yvonne, ‘Will Britons cope with the fallout from a lost decade?’, The Observer, 3 December 2011.

Slay, Julia and Joe Penny, ‘Surviving Austerity: Local Voices and Local Action in England’s Poorest Neighbourhoods’, New Economics Foundation, 2013.

Thinking Allowed, BBC Radio 4, special programme on Self-Help and Self-Transformation, including Rebecca Coleman on transformation and temporality, first broadcast 31st December 2014.

Valluvan, Sivamohan, ‘Behind the Manchester riots: “they are saying we have nothing”’, The Guardian, 6 December 2011.

Other projects

Temporal Design: Surfacing Everyday Tactics of Time‘ workshop, Design Infomatics, University of Edinburgh, 28th September 2015.

‘The Present’, Panel 1 and Panel 2 at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April 2015, Organised by Ben Anderson and Ruth Raynor, including contributions from Angharad Closs Stephens, Rebecca Coleman and Derek McCormack.

Power, Time and Agency: Exploring the role of critical temporalities’, A collaborative multi-disciplinary workshop, CRESC, University of Manchester, 17-18 January 2013, Organised by Michelle Bastian

Labouring Futures, BHP Billiton Research Framework, University of Newcastle, Australia, Led by Professor Lisa Adkins

Jenson, Tracey & Tyler, Imogen (2012) ‘Austerity Parenting: new economies of parent-citizenship Studies in the Maternal, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2012.

New Economic Foundation (2013) ‘Time on our side: Why we need a shorter working week’ 

Call for Papers (now closed): Hard Times – Austerity and Popular Culture