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Too much time

Changing conceptions of boredom, progress, and the future among young men in urban Ethiopia, 2003–2015

Daniel Mains

time The temporal problem of young men was based both in their relationship to the future and the experience of time in the present. Largely as a result of their inability to achieve progressive changes in their relationships with others, young men

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Experiences of Time in the Ibero-American World, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Javier Fernández-Sebastián and Fabio Wasserman

research halfway between conceptual history and studies of temporality. The group’s objective is to analyze from a conceptual perspective the experiences of time in the Ibero-American world during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 5 In this sense

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The Editors

may expand our notion of what a ‘natural’ experience of time can be, given our experience of gazing at stars that die before their light reaches us, or simply of looking at old photographs. The article by Benoît Crucifix and Gert Meesters is based on a

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A General Introduction

Roxana Moroşanu and Felix Ringel

empirical evidence ( Glennie and Thrift 2009 ). The evidence presented in the contributions to this Special Section points instead both ethnographically and analytically towards the diversity of contemporary experiences of time ( Wajcman 2015 ), towards

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Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

The Expectations of 1989–1991 Revisited

Francisco Martínez

). Overall, transformation in the experience of time has been one of the most important areas of change since the collapse of socialism across the region between 1989 and 1991. As Liviu Chelcea (2015) shows in his ethnography of bank workers in Romania

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Higher education in the paradigm of speed

Student perspectives on the risks of fast-track degree completion

Laura Louise Sarauw and Simon Ryberg Madsen

economicus’, and the implications it may have for students’ experience of time. Bruce Macfarlane has termed such experiences of time as ‘symbolic of loss, or a crisis, of trust’ whereby students are no longer trusted to regulate themselves or are assumed not

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Joyful pessimism

Marginality, disengagement, and the doing of nothing

Martin Demant Frederiksen

Schütz’s phenomenology of subjective time, I aimed to show how tensions between individual experiences of time and societal ideas of time partook in creating feelings of marginality and sensations of boredom among the young men among whom I was conducting