Barbara Adam illustrates that in social science perspectives, natural time is positioned as distinct from its social conceptualisation. This assumption is bred from general impressions that social scientists have about the separation of natural and social phenomena. In contradistinction to… Read More ›
Maurice Bloch, when commentating on Clifford Geertz’s characterisation of the dual calendars by which the Balinese population live, presents the point that an unconditional sense of time’s cultural relativity is overly reductive. Nevertheless, Bloch posits that a culture’s everyday, social concepts… Read More ›
Akhil Gupta notes that industrial, capitalist time, is often conceptually separated from the rhythm of natural time. It is added by Gupta that typically capitalist time is characterised as abstract, linear, and associated with Western development and progress, contradistinguished from… Read More ›
Norbert Elias interrogates the conceptual separation of natural time and social time by noting that, contrary to the impression of an autonomous natural rhythm waiting to be discovered, a sense of natural time is shaped via devices that were originally… Read More ›
Capitalist commodifications of time alienate humans from the concrete time of ecosystems – Martineau.
Jonathan Martineau describes capitalism’s commodification of time according to measures of commercial value as having alienated humans from the concrete time that is associated with bodies, emotions, and the ecosystem. In reducing time to calculations of market based exchange value,… Read More ›