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A General Introduction

Roxana Moroşanu and Felix Ringel

This collection of articles is about temporal agency. Through the notion of ‘time-tricking’, we propose to reconsider how human beings relate to the temporal dimensions of their lives, and whether they are able to influence them. Time

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Can Time Be Tricked?

A Theoretical Introduction

Felix Ringel

I begin with two related vignettes concerning time and temporal agency: one concerning the work of conservation, the other the effects of fish smells. The FMS Gera is the last German ‘side trawler’. Side trawlers are steam-powered fishing ships

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Stretching Money to Pay the Bills

Temporal Modalities and Relational Practices of ‘Getting By’ in the Greek Economic Crisis

Andreas Streinzer

experienced as running at a slow or fast pace, in a cyclical or linear manner, while one may feel sent forward into the past or going back to the future. But there is more than this. Flaherty has concluded that temporal agency is ‘largely a product of existing

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‘assemblages of liveability’. This article is provocative, giving new shape and attention to some difficult problems. The Special Section that follows focuses on temporal agency and does so in a new way through the idea of ‘time-tricking’. This collection of

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‘Time Is Like a Soup’

Boat Time and the Temporal Experience of London’s Liveaboard Boaters

Ben Bowles

and unpredictable conditions, is an extensive and continuous (one could say ‘chronic’) example of time-tricking, of creative temporal agency in a particular cultural setting. Other Experiences of Time in the City In the ways described above, boaters

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Making Multitemporality with Houses

Time Trickery, Ethical Practice and Energy Demand in Postcolonial Britain

Roxana Moroşanu

representations of time, as well as alternative narratives on the past, in relation to the linear temporal framework of history. It also provides a way of situating oneself within a specific morality and, in this sense, temporal agency can be regarded as a form of