Time Blind

Problems in Perceiving Other Temporalities

  • Kevin K. Birth

About this book


This book explores how modern concepts of time constrain our understanding of temporal diversity. Time is a necessary and pervasive dimension of scholarship, yet rarely have the cultural assumptions about time been explored.  This book looks at how anthropology--a discipline known for the study of cultural, linguistic, historical, and biological variation and differences--is blind to temporalities outside of the logics of European-derived ideas about time.  While the argument focuses primarily on anthropology, its points can be applied to other fields in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.  


Anthropology of Time Sociology of Time Temporal diversity History of Science Culture and Society Chronobiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin K. Birth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyQueens College, CUNYFlushingUSA

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