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Temporal Leapfrog: Puzzles of Timing

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter portrays the Community House's possibly mismatched time lines, and shows how participants align them by focusing on future potential. Sometimes this temporal leapfrog works, but ... More


The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

Paul Rabinow

in The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines Giorgio Agamben’s lecture on the understanding of the contemporary. For Agamben, there are two essential qualities of the contemporary: déphasage (temporal disconnection) and ... More


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