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Introduction

Dorothea Olkowski

in The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible): Beyond Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625567
eISBN:
9780748652402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625567.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about universal philosophy. The book proposes a critique of the limits of the particular formalist, mathematical structure used by ... More


Everyday social encounters and circumscribed routines

Matej Blazek

in Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter builds a link between discussions of spaces, things and bodies, and children’s social lives. It explores how children’s practices are related to their encounters with other people in ... More


Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Answer the Call explores the daily, psychic journeys Indian call center agents undergo as they virtually migrate between India and the U.S. The new time-space relations generated by this virtual ... More


The Present

Mark Currie

in About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the contemporary novel in the context of social theories of time and philosophical accounts of time. It also argues against the predominance of ‘retrospective’ models of ... More


Multiple Dimensions

Penelope J. Corfield

in Time and the Shape of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115581
eISBN:
9780300137941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115581.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter reevaluates the longitudinal “shapes” of history and argues for a threefold approach. It considers the question of how to best frame the multi-dimensionality of the past without forcing ... More


The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Jeff Malpas (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume explores the conceptual “topography” of landscape: it examines the character of landscape as itself a mode of place as well as the modes of place that appear in relation to landscape. ... More


Afterness and Empty Space: No Longer and Not Yet

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter tackles the question of whether afterness can be thought to have a space, a Zeitraum, in which its movements can be thought. The German word Zeitraum, idiomatically translated, indicates ... More


Keeping in touch: studying the personal communities of women in their fifties

Sophie Bowlby

in Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the methodology used to research the informal social interactions that create and constitute the personal communities of women in their fifties in the context of their previous ... More


Double Standards

On Barak

in On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276130
eISBN:
9780520956568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276130.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 (“Double Standards”) recounts how the racial presuppositions of British railway engineers about “indolent time-mindless Orientals” percolated into scheduling and management schemes between ... More


Time-Space (and Digital) Compression: Software Formats, Musical Networks, and the Reorganization of the Music Industry

Andrew Leyshon

in Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199572410
eISBN:
9780191783180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572410.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the geographical and organizational consequences of the emergence of software formats such as MP3 and internet distribution systems. It draws attention to the role of space and ... More


The Spatial Dynamics of Desistance

Stephen Farrall

in Criminal Careers in Transition: The Social Context of Desistance from Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199682157
eISBN:
9780191789168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682157.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Several commentators have noted how important specific places are in the production of criminal events; others have suggested that there are certain meso-level social or community structures which ... More


In the Name of the Father, the Globalization, and the Holy City, Amen!

Ipsita Chatterjee

in Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the existing literature on globalization. Some understand globalization as an economic process seen as neoliberalization. Others focus on the cultural aspects of globalization, ... More


Ethnography in Blue: Navigating Time-Space in the Global Economy

Kale Bantigue Fajardo

in Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666645
eISBN:
9781452946795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of time and space for the unemployed Filipino seamen waiting for work and Filipino seamen working in the global shipping industry. Some aspiring seamen wait for ... More


Answering the Call

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the postcolonial context of newly-mediated global intimacies generated by the call center industry, which generate unprecedented time-space relations. Telecommunication-based ... More


The Rhythm of Ambition: Power Temporalities and the Production of the Call Center Agent in U.S. Popular Culture

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Rhetorical readings of ten reality-based documentaries (2004-2011) reveal the “power temporalities” that animate U.S. representations of outsourcing. These programs circulate neocolonial, racialized, ... More


“I Used to Call Myself Elvis”: Suspended Mobilities in Indian Call Centers

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Call center labor generates a temporal inversion: as agents work the nightshift speaking to American callers, they become estranged from India. Agents, in turn, become fluent in a host of experiences ... More


“I Interact with People from All Over the World”: The Politics of Virtual Citizenship

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Competing and converging forces of citizenship emerge through call center labor. As India rises globally, call center agents simultaneously mobilize neoliberal and national citizenship. Agents’ ... More


“I’m Going to Sing It the Way Eminem Sings It”: India’s Network Geography

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Virtual migration reconstitutes the lived experiences of agents outside of the call center industry as agents’ Americanized performance of identity dramatizes local Indian spaces and power relations, ... More


Returning the Call

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra, and Kimberlee Pérez

in Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689385
eISBN:
9781452948881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689385.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Follow-up interviews with call center CEOs and owners suggests the call center industry is a dynamic formation, retaining its economic force through consolidation, even as its practices are exported ... More


The Fate of Markets: Materiality and the Construction of Values

Janelle Knox-Hayes

in The Cultures of Markets: The Political Economy of Climate Governance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718451
eISBN:
9780191787737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718451.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Public Management

Chapter 8 comments on the role of markets in stimulating or neglecting the materiality of economic and financial productivity. The markets are shaped by culture, but also build a culture of resource ... More


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