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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

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‘Besmeared with Sluttish Time’

Resisting Lateness or Trying to in Sir Thomas Wyatt's Poetry

Mohamed Salah Eddine Madiou

And nothing ’gainst Time's scythe can make defense Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence. 1 While Shakespeare's sonnets have passed into popular lore with a strong resonation, Thomas Wyatt's have bred neglect, which is all

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Time, Seawalls, and Money

Anthropologies of Rising Seas and Eroding Coasts

Ryan B. Anderson

science behind sea level rise and erosion (with some exceptions), but rather when they are going to happen (time), how they should be addressed (seawalls?), and who will ultimately pay the price (money). Sea level rise and coastal erosion are often

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Deep time

An anthropological problem

Richard Irvine

As anthropologists attempt to engage with the emergent idea that we are now living in the ‘Anthropocene’ – a geological epoch of our own making – it becomes important to locate the timeframe of human activity within the deep time of planetary history. This paper asks whether anthropology is properly equipped for this challenge. By discussing the encounter with deep time in the earth sciences, I argue that deep time is not an abstract concept, but part of the phenomenal world impacting on people at the level of experience. The anthropological challenge, then, is to find new ways of exploring the interrelationships between human and geological temporalities.

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Temporal Vertigo and Time Vortices on Greece’s Central Plain

Daniel M. Knight

space and time. I drew a picture of William Shatner on the front of my school exercise book. I used to kiss him goodnight’. She recoils in feigned embarrassment. ‘And then, when I was at university in the early 1990s I got into the next Star Trek

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Time Bandits, Historians, and Concepts of Bad Times

Jan Ifversen

them? Why not use them to get stinking rich? —Randall in Time Bandits (1981) Pour être viable, une recherche tout entière tendue vers les structures commence par s’incliner devant la puissance et l’inanité de l’événement. —Lévi-Strauss, Du miel au

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Time, Age and Autonomy

Jan Baars

This article concentrates on the concepts of time that are implied in the study of ageing. As such, it does not directly address the complex issue of autonomy and ageing, but is an attempt to prepare the ground for a more fundamental approach to ageing than is usually the case. Instead of assuming that we know what age is, I intend to think a little more about the concepts of time that are presupposed in speaking about age and ageing. Usually these concepts are approached from a chronological time perspective, which is only one, albeit important, approach to time. Another perspective which is crucial for understanding human ageing is subjective, personally experienced time. These perspectives are not by definition in harmony with each other. Subjective perspectives on time and ageing can conflict with objectifying, chronological perspectives. Human ageing means living in dimensions of time where impersonal forces and regularities clash with personal meanings.

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On the Relevance of Niccolò Machiavelli's Understanding of Time for Contemporary Politics

Benjamin Schmid

In comparison to the that of earlier political thinkers, Machiavelli's understanding of time shows an empty spot in a prominent place. In Machiavelli's works, nothing has remained of the great narrations of the ‘after-world’, such as that of Dante

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Flights of Fancy and the Dissolution of Shakespearean Space-Time in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus

Kate Myers

Time splits into two trajectories: one virtual the other actual; one that makes the present pass, and the other that preserves itself as past while still part of the present. One forms memory, the other perception; one is oriented toward

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Time and the Other in Nineteenth-Century German Travel Writing on Africa

Tracey Reimann-Dawe

The Western time-set, defined by linear time, forms a framework into which knowledge is integrated and in which it is expressed. Units of time used to express duration and units of time marked by anniversaries and events in the calendar create