Réflexions pour 1985:a study in the vernacular of progressive compliance


"Réflexions pour 1985", a prospective report published in 1964, envisaged what France might look like in 1985. This article argues that the blend of "probable" and "desirable" in its imagined vision of the future reveals an agenda of enforcing social compliance with its techno-scientific assumptions. To test such an assessment of the text, this article offers a study of the shaping factors and shaping actors of the report, before analysing the language of the report itself.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1336466
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Interventions on 12/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1336466
Uncontrolled Keywords: réflexions pour 1985,Gaston Berger,Jean Fourastié,progress,ideology,techno-politics,History,Anthropology
Publication ISSN: 1369-801X
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2024 08:18
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 09:20
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Published Date: 2017-06-12
Accepted Date: 2017-02-27
Authors: Sudlow, Brian (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9939-6986)



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