By (author) Barbara Adam
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Time by Barbara Adam
Book DescriptionWhat is time? How has our relationship to time changed through history and how does time structure our social lives? In this lively introduction, Barbara Adam explores the changing ways in which time has been understood and how this knowledge is embedded in cultural practices. She takes the reader on a journey of discovery that extends from ancient mythology and classical philosophy to the contemporary social world of high--speed computer networks and globalized social relations. The book poses key questions about the nature of time, how it is conceptualized, what it means in practice and how the parameters set by nature have been transcended across the ages by the human quest for time know--how and control. It provides the reader with a good basis for understanding the role of time in contemporary social life. This book assumes no previous knowledge. Through its broad perspective and transdisciplinary approach it provides an accessible and wide--ranging introduction for students and teachers across the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745627786
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Adam
Time, Hardback (February 2004)
What is time? How has our relationship to time changed through history and how does time structure our social lives? In this lively introduction, Barbara Adam explores the changing ways in which time has been understood and how this knowledge is embedded in cultural practices.
Making Time, Hardback (July 2002)
This text looks at the way time is constructed, made, managed, and used in organizations. It both provides an overview of some of the key concepts in time and it explores how particular features of the modern world extend and change the temporal dimension of organizational activity.
Risk Society and Beyond, Paperback (May 2000)
Offers an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of Ulrich Beck's thought.
Timescapes of Modernity, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Barbara Adam
Introducing a "timescape" perspective, the author dislodges taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental change, enables reformulation of environmental problems and their cures and provides the potential for strategies to deal with some of the most severe environmental hazards of our time.
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Author Biography - Barbara Adam
Barbara Adam is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University.
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