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Author Levine, Robert, 1945-

Title A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently / Robert Levine
Edition First edition
Published New York : BasicBooks, [1997]


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Description xx, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Preface: Time Talks, With an Accent -- Pt. I. Social Time: The Heartbeat of Culture. 1. Tempo: The Speed of Life. 2. Duration: The Psychological Clock. 3. A Brief History of Clock Time. 4. Living on Event Time. 5. Time and Power: The Rules of the Waiting Game -- Pt. II. Fast, Slow, and the Quality of Life. 6. Where Is Life Fastest? 7. Health, Wealth, Happiness, and Charity. 8. Japan's Contradiction -- Pt. III. Changing Pace. 9. Time Literacy: Learning the Silent Language. 10. Minding Your Time, Timing Your Mind
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
Subject Time -- Social aspects.
Time perception.
Time perception -- Cross-cultural studies.
Cultural relativism.
LC no. 97002057
ISBN 0465026427 paper
0465028926 cloth