The Normative Framework of (Mobile) Time: Chrononormativity, Power-Chronography, and Mobilities

  • Maren HartmannEmail author


This chapter weaves together two existing concepts problematizing the power and norms implied in and enacted through time and temporalities: the first concept is Freeman’s chrononormativity; the second is Sharma’s power-chronography. At the same time, the chapter adopts a third, less time-oriented paradigm: motilities. This combination of approaches is used to problematise the social inequalities inscribed in time in relation to (mobile) media use. This multiplication of norms underlines the increase in both social pressure (to use time wisely), while it simultaneously opens up the question of how far temporal regimes can be resisted. An introduction to these theoretical frameworks and their interlinkage will be slowly woven together with time- and media-biographical interview material from a recently completed research project.


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  1. 1.Berlin University of the ArtsBerlinGermany

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