Objects of Time: How Things Shape Temporality

Objects of Time: How Things Shape Temporality

by K. Birth


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This is a book about time, but it is also about much more than time—it is about how the objects we use to think about time shape our thoughts. Because time ties together so many aspects of our lives, this book is able to explore the nexus of objects, cognition, culture, and even biology, and to do so in relationship to globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137017888
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/10/2012
Series: Culture, Mind, and Society
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kevin Birth is a professor of Anthropology at Queen's College, CUNY.

Table of Contents

The Material Invention of Time A Necromantic Device, or How Clocks Think Calendrical Uniformity versus Planned Uncanniness Polyrhythmic Temporalities (Confounding the Artifacts) Globeness: Time and the Embodied, Biological Consequences of Globalization Creeping Cognitive Homochronicity and the End of the Time of Earth

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