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Time : a vocabulary of the present / edited by Joel Burges and Amy J. Elias.

Publication:
New York : New York University Press, [2016]
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Subjects:
Time -- Psychological aspects.
Time -- Philosophy.
Time.
Horology.
Language:
English
Summary:
"The concept of time in the post-millennial age is undergoing a radical rethinking within the humanities. Time: A Vocabulary of the Present newly theorizes our experiences of time in relation to developments in post-1945 cultural theory and arts practices. Wide ranging and theoretically provocative, the volume introduces readers to cutting-edge temporal conceptualizations and investigates what exactly constitutes the scope of time studies. Featuring twenty essays that reveal what we talk about when we talk about time today, especially in the areas of history, measurement, and culture, each essay pairs two keywords to explore the tension and nuances between them, from "past/future" and "anticipation/unexpected" to "extinction/adaptation" and "serial/simultaneous." Moving beyond the truisms of postmodernism, the collection newly theorizes the meanings of temporality in relationship to aesthetic, cultural, technological, and economic developments in the postwar period. This book thus assumes that time--not space, as the postmoderns had it--is central to the contemporary period, and that through it we can come to terms with what contemporaneity can be for human beings caught up in the historical present. In the end, Time reveals that the present is a cultural matrix in which overlapping temporalities condition and compete for our attention. Thus each pair of terms presents two temporalities, yielding a generative account of the time, or times, in which we live."--Publisher's description.
Contents:
Introduction: Time Studies Today / Joel Burges and Amy J. Elias
Part I. Time as History: Periodizing Time. Past/Future / Amy J. Elias
Extinction/Adaptation / Ursula K. Heise
Modern/Altermodern / David James
Obsolescence/Innovation / Joel Burges
Anticipation/Unexpected / Mark Currie
Part II. Time as Calculation: Measuring Time. Clock/Lived / Jimena Canales
Synchronic/Anachronic / Elizabeth Freeman
Human/Planetary / Heather Houser
Serial/Simultaneous / Jared Gardner
Emergency/Everyday / Ben Anderson
Labor/Leisure / Aubrey Anable
Real/Quality / Mark McGurl
Part III. Time as Culture: Mediating Time. Aesthetic/Prosthetic / Jesse Matz
Analepsis/Prolepsis / James Phelan
Embodied/Disembodied / Michelle Stephens and Sandra Stephens
Theological/Worldly / Stanley Hauerwas
Authentic/Artificial / Anthony Reed
Batch/Interactive / Nick Montfort
Transmission/Influence / Rachel Haidu
Silence/Beat / Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid.
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Elias, Amy J., 1961- editor.
Burges, Joel, editor.
ISBN:
1-4798-0749-4
OCLC:
952107204
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479807499 doi