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Moderns as Ancients: Time, Space and the Discourse of Improvement

Hetherington, Kevin (2001). Moderns as Ancients: Time, Space and the Discourse of Improvement. In: May, Jon and Thrift, Nigel eds. Timespace: Geographies of Temporality. Critical Geographies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 49–72.

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Abstract

About the book: Timespace undermines the old certainties of time and space by arguing that these dimensions do not exist singly, but only as a hybrid process term. The issue of space has perhaps been over-emphasised and it is essential that processes of everyday existence, such as globalisation and environmental issues and also notions such as gender, race and ethnicity, are looked at with a balanced time-space analysis.
The social and cultural consequences of this move are traced through a series of studies which deploy different perspectives - structural, phenomenological and even Buddhist - in order to make things meet up. The contributors provide an overview of the history of time and introduce the concepts of time and space together, across a range of disciplines. The themes discussed are of importance for cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural and media studies, and psychology.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-18084-8, 978-0-415-18084-9
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12394
Depositing User: Kevin Hetherington
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2008 12:15
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12394
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