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A moment's notice : time politics across cultures, Carol J. Greenhouse

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A moment's notice : time politics across cultures
Title
A moment's notice
Title remainder
time politics across cultures
Statement of responsibility
Carol J. Greenhouse
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 refashion popular ideas of agency into paradigms of institutional legitimacy. A Moment's Notice suggest that the problem of time in theory is the corollary of problems of power in practice. Greenhouse develops her theory in examinations of three moments of cultural and political crisis: the resistance of the Aztecs against Cortes, the consolidation of China's First Empire, and the recent partisan political contests over Supreme Court nominees in the United States. In each of these cases, temporal innovation is integral to political improvisation, as traditions of sovereignty confront new cultural challenges. These cases return the discussion to current issues of inequality, postmodernity, cultural pluralism, and ethnography
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenhouse, Carol J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political anthropology
  • Time
  • Anthropologie politique
  • Temps
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political anthropology
  • Time
  • Zeit
  • Kultursoziologie
  • Politische Anthropologie
  • Anthropologie politique
  • Temps
  • China
  • Anthropologie politique
  • Temps - Aspect social
Label
A moment's notice : time politics across cultures, Carol J. Greenhouse
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-305) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; A Moment's Notice; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I; 1 Time, Life, and Society; 2 Relative Time and the Limits of Law; 3 Agency and Authority; Part II; 4 Time and Territory in Ancient China; 5 Time and Sovereignty in Aztec Mexico; 6 Time, Life, and Law in the United States; Conclusion: Postmodernity This Time; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn605118014
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725029
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv2dwd32
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605118014
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A moment's notice : time politics across cultures, Carol J. Greenhouse
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; A Moment's Notice; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I; 1 Time, Life, and Society; 2 Relative Time and the Limits of Law; 3 Agency and Authority; Part II; 4 Time and Territory in Ancient China; 5 Time and Sovereignty in Aztec Mexico; 6 Time, Life, and Law in the United States; Conclusion: Postmodernity This Time; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn605118014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725029
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dwd32
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605118014
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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