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Paperback A Moment's Notice: Time Politics Across Culture Book

ISBN: 0801482283

ISBN13: 9780801482281

A Moment's Notice: Time Politics Across Culture

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Focusing on the problem of time--the paradox of time's apparent universality and cultural relativity--Carol J. Greenhouse develops an original ethnographic account of our present moment, the much-heralded postmodern condition, which is at the same time a reflexive analysis of ethnography itself. She argues that time is about agency and accountability, and that representations of time are used by institutions of law, politics, and scholarship to selectively...

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