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The Sociology of Time - John Hassard

The Sociology of Time

By: John Hassard (Editor)

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Published: 24th July 1990
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The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of time. Based on selected contributions from leading writers, it illustrates the range of issues and perspectives which define the field. The volume traces distinct traditions of time analysis in social science and uses these to explain, for example, the development of capitalist time-consciousness, the ways we structure time in organizations and institutions, and how our time perceptions change in line with changes in culture. The book is for those who wish to understand how time comes to condition our everyday actions and affairs.

List of Tables - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction: The Sociological Study of Time; J.Hassard - PART 1: THE CONCEPT OF TIME - The Enigma of Time; E.Jaques - The Problem of Time; G.Gurvitch - PART 2: SOCIAL TIME - Time, Technics and Society; R.Mukerjee - Social Time: A Methodological and Functional Analysis; P.Sorokin & R.Merton - Varieties of Social Time; G.Gurvitch - The Structures and Meanings of Social Time; J.Lewis & A.Weigart - PART 3: CAPITALISM - The Making of a Capitalist Time Consciousness; N.Thrift - Capitalism and the History of Work-Time Thought; C.Nyland - PART 4: WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS - Time and Job Satisfaction; D.Roy - Private-time and Public-time; E.Zerubavel - Time and the Long-term Prisoner; S.Cohen & L.Taylor - PART 5: CULTURE AND PERSPECTIVE - Time Perspective and Social Structure; L.Coser & R.Coser - Time-reckoning in the Trobriands; B.Malinowski - Time Perspectives of the Kabyle; P.Bourdieu - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333440926
ISBN-10: 0333440927
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 24th July 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2