Time culture(s) and the social nature of time

Valerie Bryson

in Gender and the politics of time

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347503
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302391 | DOI:
Time culture(s) and the social nature of time

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The idea that time has variable meanings leads into this chapter's more detailed discussion of time cultures and the establishment of the commodified clock time of capitalist societies. While this operates as a form of control on a global scale, the chapter also finds that ‘other’ times persist, and that resisting the dominant time culture can be an important political act. It also considers Emile Durkheim's views on the social functions of time, traditional to modern time, modern time to postmodern times, issues of power and control, and resisting capitalist time.

Keywords: time culture; commodified clock time; capitalist society; capitalist time; Emile Durkheim

Chapter.  4924 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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