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A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently, Robert Levine

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A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently
Title
A geography of time
Title remainder
the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently
Statement of responsibility
Robert Levine
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this engaging and spirited book, eminent social psychologist Robert Levine asks us to explore a dimension of our experience that we take for granted - our perception of time. When we travel to a different country, or even a different city in the United States, we assume that a certain amount of cultural adjustment will be required, whether it's getting used to new food or negotiating a foreign language, adapting to a different standard of living or another currency. In fact, what contributes most to our sense of disorientation is having to adapt to another culture's sense of time
  • Levine, who has devoted his career to studying time and the pace of life, takes us on an enchanting tour of time through the ages and around the world. As he recounts his unique experiences with humor and deep insight, we travel with him to Brazil, where to be three hours late is perfectly acceptable, and to Japan, where he finds a sense of the long-term that is unheard of in the West. We visit communities in the United States and find that population size affects the pace of life - and even the pace of walking. We travel back in time to ancient Greece to examine early clocks and sundials, then move forward through the centuries to the beginnings of "clock time" during the Industrial Revolution
  • Levine raises some fascinating questions. How do we use our time? Are we being ruled by the clock? What is this doing to our cities? To our relationships? To our own bodies and psyches? Are there decisions we have made without conscious choice? Alternative tempos we might prefer? Perhaps, Levine argues, our goal should be to try to live in a "multitemporal" society, one in which we learn to move back and forth among nature time, event time, and clock time
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Robert
Dewey number
304.2/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM291
LC item number
.L44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Time
  • Time perception
  • Time perception
  • Cultural relativism
  • Lifestyles
  • Interculturele vergelijking
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Tijd
  • Tijdsbeleving
  • Cultural relativism
  • Lifestyles
  • Time perception
  • Time
  • Tijd
  • Tijdsbeleving
  • Interculturele vergelijking
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Lebensstil
  • Zeit
  • Zeitwahrnehmung
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Lebensstil
  • Zeitwahrnehmung
Label
A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently, Robert Levine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Duration : the psychological clock
  • 3.
  • A brief history of clock time
  • 4.
  • Living on event time
  • 5.
  • Time and power : the rules of the waiting game
  • pt. 2.
  • Fast, slow, and the quality of life
  • 6.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Where is life fastest?
  • 7.
  • Health, wealth, happiness, and charity
  • 8.
  • Japan's contradiction
  • pt. 3.
  • Changing pace
  • 9.
  • Time literacy : learning the silent language
  • 10.
  • Preface :
  • Minding your time, timing your mind
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Time talks with an accent
  • pt. 1.
  • Social time : the heartbeat of culture
  • 1.
  • Tempo : the speed of life
  • 2.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759836687
Label
A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently, Robert Levine
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Duration : the psychological clock
  • 3.
  • A brief history of clock time
  • 4.
  • Living on event time
  • 5.
  • Time and power : the rules of the waiting game
  • pt. 2.
  • Fast, slow, and the quality of life
  • 6.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Where is life fastest?
  • 7.
  • Health, wealth, happiness, and charity
  • 8.
  • Japan's contradiction
  • pt. 3.
  • Changing pace
  • 9.
  • Time literacy : learning the silent language
  • 10.
  • Preface :
  • Minding your time, timing your mind
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Time talks with an accent
  • pt. 1.
  • Social time : the heartbeat of culture
  • 1.
  • Tempo : the speed of life
  • 2.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759836687

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