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Qualities Of Time
By Wendy James

The Qualities Of Time

Anthropological Approaches v. 41

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Qualities Of Time by Wendy James

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This book explores the relevance of classical ideas in the anthropology of time to the way we understand history, participate in the events around us, and experience our lives. Time is not just an abstract principle we live by or a local cultural construct: it is shaped, punctuated, organized, and suffered in complex ways by real people negotiating their lives and relations with others. Space may be opened up for politics, violence or revolutionary change within the framework of ceremonial markers of social time: holy days, festivals and carnivals. People create and recreate patterns in the way they imagine the past, present and future at such moments, through material objects, language, symbolic action and bodily experience. The rhythms of social life, including periodic episodes of sacred or special time, interact with 'historical events' in strange ways. They are fundamental not only to the human condition but to the making and remembering of history, as well as to what we recognize as the unexpected or abnormal. The Qualities of Time brings anthropologists and archaeologists together in a new conversation about the 'patterns' of our understanding and experience of time. The authors reflect on how we should interpret evidence about the distant past, andhow far the structuring of social time is a human universal. They also consider whether anthropology itself has been so oriented to the present it has still to develop ways of dealing with temporality. The interactions of time-structures, ceremonials, and specific historical events, including violence inspired by the millennium, are interrogated. The experience of individuals who feel the times are for them 'out of joint' is also examined.By combining socio-cultural, philosophical and historical approaches, this thought-provoking book moves anthropological debates about time's qualities well beyond existing studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845200749
ISBN-10: 1845200748
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wendy James

Wendy James is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. David Mills is Anthropology Co-ordinator at the Centre for Learning and Teaching Sociology, Anthropology and Politics at the University of Birmingham.

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