Time and Social Theory by Barbara Adam

Time and Social Theory by Barbara Adam

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Time is at the forefront of contemporary scholarly inquiry across the natural sciences and the humanities. Yet the social sciences have remained substantially isolated from time--related concerns.

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Time is at the forefront of contemporary scholarly inquiry across the natural sciences and the humanities. Yet the social sciences have remained substantially isolated from time--related concerns. This book argues that time should be a key part of social theory and focuses concern upon issues which have emerged as central to an understanding of todaya s social world. Through her analysis of time Barbara Adam shows that our contemporary social theories are firmly embedded in Newtonian science and classical dualistic philosophy. She exposes these classical frameworks of thought as inadequate to the task of conceptualizing our contemporary world of standardized time, computers, nuclear power and global telecommunications.

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SKU GOR006103384
Title Time and Social Theory
Author By (author) Barbara Adam
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Polity Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 200
ISBN 10 0745614078
ISBN 13 9780745614076
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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Time is at the forefront of contemporary scholarly inquiry across the natural sciences and the humanities. Yet the social sciences have remained substantially isolated from time--related concerns. This book argues that time should be a key part of social theory and focuses concern upon issues which have emerged as central to an understanding of todaya s social world. Through her analysis of time Barbara Adam shows that our contemporary social theories are firmly embedded in Newtonian science and classical dualistic philosophy. She exposes these classical frameworks of thought as inadequate to the task of conceptualizing our contemporary world of standardized time, computers, nuclear power and global telecommunications.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006103384
Title Time and Social Theory
Author By (author) Barbara Adam
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Polity Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 200
ISBN 10 0745614078
ISBN 13 9780745614076
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No