significant reflections regarding historical times and social temporality offered by a sector of the Hispanic world’s elites from the late eighteenth century to well into the nineteenth century. Though it will be necessary to refer to how those people
Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World
Translator : Mark Hounsell
Reflections on the Concept of Unnati (Progress) in Hindi (1870–1900)
This article analyzes the historical semantics of the concept of unnati in the nationalist discourse in Hindi between 1870 and 1900. The article first outlines the basic features of the Enlightenment concept of progress using Koselleck's analysis. It then goes on to discuss the place of the concept of progress in the colonial ideology of a “civilizing mission,“ and concludes by taking up the analysis of the usage of the term unnati in the nationalist discourse in North India.
Female Adolescence in the Novels of Carson McCullers
maturation (physical and psychic) do not culminate in what is thought to be normative womanhood, but, rather, in their identification with freakishness, form the conditions for what I am calling freak temporality . Freak temporality operates against hetero
Practices of Intimacy under Absence
Erica Baffelli and Frederik Schröer
, to the restrictions of attendance at funerals and weddings. Experiences of time, also, have changed in radical ways. Our viral present reaches over an unknown temporal horizon, since we do not know for how long the disease will continue, and there
Experiences of undocumented Latin American migrants in London
Ana Gutiérrez Garza
aim in this article is to understand the temporality of becoming illegal, to examine how migrants experience illegality, and how it is embodied and negotiated on a daily basis. Examining the relationship that exists between illegality and temporality
Pragmatic Use of Infrastructure and Reflexive Mobility of Evenkis and Dolgans
Vladimir N. Davydov
techniques and technologies (e.g., Komkov et al. 2016 ; Tsukerman 2013 ). Usually, insufficient attention is paid to the temporal dimension of such mobility. In many respects, this creates a one-sided view representing mobility from the perspective of a
Europe between Nostalgia and Promise
The three articles published in this Forum section were all finalists for the Graduate Student Prize of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE), which met at the American Anthropological Association’s 2013 meeting in Chicago. While they deal with different parts of Europe (Bulgaria and Romania and Spain, respectively), what unites them is a shared interest in issues of loss, social memory, identity, agency and death, and, in particular, the way people experience temporality and change (see Connerton 1989; Forty and Küchler 1991). The authors brilliantly capture the mood of uncertainty and anxiety facing Europeans in a period of unprecedented uncertainty, insecurity and austerity. What they also show is how Europe’s poor and marginalised are both shaped by and, in turn, try to shape or subvert the national and European policy regimes to which they are subjected.
Corporate-Community Relations in the Colombian Mining Sector
the finitude of the resource frontier—soon to be exhausted and new frontiers discovered—as a ‘fact’, an objective, undisputable and unmodifiable event that already yielded effects in the present. The temporality of natural resources significantly
Temporal complexity and generational clashes in an East German city
Hoyerswerda, Germany's fastest-shrinking city, faces problems with the future that seem initially unrelated to the past and yet excite manifold conflicting accounts of it. The multiple and conflicting temporal references employed by Hoyerswerdians indicate that the temporal regime of postsocialism is accompanied, if not overcome, by the temporal framework of shrinkage. By reintroducing the analytical domain of the future, I show that local temporal knowledge practices are not historically predetermined by a homogenous postsocialist culture or by particular generational experiences. Rather, they exhibit what I call temporal complexity and temporal flexibility-creative uses of a variety of coexisting temporal references. My ethnographic material illustrates how such expressions of different forms of temporal reasoning structure social relations within and between different generations. Corresponding social groups are not simply divided by age, but are united through shared and heavily disputed negotiations of the post-Cold War era's contemporary crisis.
Daniel M. Knight
had been a national phenomenon in 1970s Greece, but her decision to bring up the topic now had caught me unawares. ‘Well, all these people here, all these stall attendants, their families, are experiencing a temporal flux ( chroniki reustotita ). Time