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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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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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For a New Materialist Analytics of Time

Laura Bear

Recently, I have proposed a new materialist analytics of the labour in/of time that combines anthropological insights with Marxist philosophy ( Bear 2014 ). Marx’s approaches to time emerged from Hegelian philosophy, German Romanticism

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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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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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‘Time Is Like a Soup’

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

Ben Bowles

to work part-time, work in ‘informal’ sectors of the economy (see Hann and Hart 2011: 114 ), work from home or work providing goods or services for other boaters. Temporality In this article, I describe how the temporal experience of boaters, which

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Between Two Truths

Time in Physics and Fiji

Naoki Kasuga

This article conducts an anthropological analysis of time, beginning with an examination of the Fijian movement Viti Kabani (Fiji Company). The examination is based on an ontological consideration. Although there are exceptions (e.g., Gell 1992

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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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Making Multitemporality with Houses

Time Trickery, Ethical Practice and Energy Demand in Postcolonial Britain

Roxana Moroşanu

gang. There is a strong ambivalence at the heart of this story: one might wish that a house such as this could be preserved rather than destroyed; at the same time, the detailed description of the boys’ actions of carefully pulling nails out one by one

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Anticipation and Episodic Time

Cheryl Mattingly

Waiting is one obvious form of anticipation. This article considers waiting for death. Drea, a mother whose five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a virulent form of brain cancer, experiences a shifting anticipatory terrain as death looms large. Calling upon phenomenology, I ask two primary kinds of questions that connect time, narrative and relationality in considering Drea’s experience of waiting. First, I ask what Drea is waiting for and what kind of time horizon this waiting opens up. My second question is less obvious for an article on anticipatory time: who does she wait with? To put this phenomenologically: how might we consider ‘waiting with’ as a form of experience? I bring to bear phenomenological considerations of narrative time, drawing especially on Carr, as well as Nancy’s phenomenology of relationality.