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Author Nowotny, Helga.

Title Time : modern and postmodern experience / Helga Nowotny ; translated by Neville Plaice
Published Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Publishers [distributor], 1994


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Description 179 pages ; 22 cm
Contents An Embarrassment of Proper Times: A Foreword / J. T. Fraser -- 1. The Illusion of Simultaneity -- 2. From the Future to the Extended Present -- 3. Cronos's Fear of the New Age -- 4. Politics of Time: The Distribution of Work and Time -- 5. The Longing for the Moment
Summary The author provides an incisive analysis of the temporal implications of modern communications. She considers the implications of worldwide simultaneous experience, made possible by satellite technologies, and considers the reorganization of time involved in the continuous technological innovation that marks our era. In this puzzling universe of action, how does one achieve 'a time of one's own'? The discovery of a specific time perspective centred in the individual, she shows, expresses a yearning for forms of experience that are subversive of established institutional patterns. This brilliant study, which has already become a classic in Germany, will be of interest to students and professionals working in the areas of social theory, sociology, politics and anthropology
This book represents a major contribution to the understanding of time, giving particular attention to time in relation to modernity. The development of industrialism, the author points out, was based upon a linear and abstract conception of time. Today we see that form of production, and the social institutions associated with it, supplanted by flexible specialization and just-in-time production systems. New information and communication technologies have made a fundamental impact here. But what does all this mean for temporal regimes? How can we understand the transformations of time and space involved in the bewildering variety of options on offer in a postmodern world?
Analysis Time
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translation of: Eigenzeit
Subject Time perception -- History.
Time perception -- Social aspects -- History.
Time perception -- Social aspects.
Time perception.
Time -- History.
Time -- Social aspects -- History.
Time -- Social aspects.
LC no. 94027880
ISBN 0745608922
0745618375 (paperback)
Other Titles Eigenzeit. English