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Qualities of time; anthropological approaches.


Qualities of time; anthropological approaches.

Ed. by Wendy James and David Mills.

Berg Publishers


373 pages




The first volume in the re-launched series produced by the Association of Social Anthropologists of Britain and the Commonwealth presents a selection of 20 papers from the Association's 2002 meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, which focused on time and society. Mostly British anthropologists consider objects and places as signs of the past; mythical times, presentism, and the critique from history; modern times; countering the meta-narratives; cosmologies and the making of history; and people in and out of time. Most of the case studies are from Africa, but others are from China, Romania, Mexico, Bolivia, and elsewhere. Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan.

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