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Author Gell, Alfred.

Title The anthropology of time : cultural constructions of temporal maps and images / Alfred Gell
Published Oxford ; Providence : Berg, 1992


Description ix, 341 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Explorations in anthropology
Explorations in anthropology.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I Differences in the Cognition of Time attributed to Society and Culture - Durkheim, Evans-Pritchard, Levi-Strauss, Leach, Time-Reversal in Umeda ritual, Cultural Relationism, Transcendental Temporal-Cultural Relativism, Bali: the ̀Motionless' Present, Anti-Durkheimian Anti-Relativism, Contrasted Regimes, Psychological Evidence for the Universality of Time Cognition, Piagetian Developmental Psychology, Critique of the Piagetian Approach to Time-Cognition, Linguistic Arguments for the Cognitive Universality of Time, The Development of Time-Talk. -- Part II Time-maps and Cognition - Time in Philosophy: the A-series vs. the B-series, The B-series, The A-series, B-theory economics versus A-theory Economics, Chrono-geography, The Economics of Temporal Opportunity Costs, Opportunity Costs and the Fatefulness of Human Existence, Husserl's Model of Internal Time-Consciousness, The Temporal-Perceptual Cycle, The Modalization and Counterfactuality of Time-Maps. -- Part III Time and Practice - The Natural Attitude and the Theory of Practice, The Theory of Practice and the Timing of Exchanges, A-series: B-series - gemeinschaft : gesellschaft - Them : Us, Calendars and Consensual co-ordination, Calendars and Power
Analysis Time
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-335) and index
Subject Time -- Cross-cultural studies.
LC no. 92012417
ISBN 0854967176
0854968903 (pb)