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Space and Time: Constraints and Opportunities

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The authors define space and time as universal but culturally variable constraints on social action. Two classical studies on these constraints are summarized. Among the areas emphasized are the ... More


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