Barbara Adam′s time–based approach engages with, yet differs from postmodernist writings. It suggests ways not merely to deconstruct but to reconstruct both common–sense and social science understanding.
This book will be of interest to undergraduates, graduates and academics in the areas of sociology, social theory environmental/green issues, feminist theory, cultual studies, philosophy, peace studies, education, social policy and anthropology.
1. ′My′ Time, ′Our′ Time, ′Other′ Time.
2. Of Time and Health, Life and Death.
3. Education: Learning the Habits of Clock Time.
4. The Time Economy of Work Relations.
5. Global Times and the Electronic Embrace.
6. The Times of Global Environmental Change.
7. The ′Temporal Turn′: Mapping the Challenge for Social Science.
"This book will delight many, including many at late–school or early–university level; since Adam has managed to write at a level accessible to such readers, while simultaneously introducing complexities and depths of theoretical concern often excluded from texts at that level, because seen as too complex. It is a considerable feat to overcome this barrier; and in my view Adam accomplishes it most deftly and successfully." Fiona Mackie, LaTrobe University
"This ... encourages the reader to think resoundingly, reverberatingly, long after the moment of reading it ... Barbara Adam′s Timewatch is a most excellent book. Like time itself, it is more than the sum of its parts. It should be used, not just read, to think through how we can all ′do things with time′." Time and Society