School of
Social Sciences
___Introduction to Sociology
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Barbara Adam

 

"I have not found out why humans think of time as a line going from backwards, forwards, whilst it may move in all directions like everything else" (Ferruccio Busoni)

The one thing all people who have grown up in Western society have in common, apart from a deep dislike of flared trousers, is consciousness of mortality, of time slipping away. As with many other feature of human existence examined by sociology, what at first sight appears to be a fundamental fact of human existence is on reflection a historically and culturally specific human construct. Human beings have not always thought of time in this way, neither do they all.



Time  
A Sociology Of Time (External Link)  
A Walk Through Time (External Link)  


These pages were originally written by: Angus Bancroft and Sioned Rogers
Redesigned and updated by: Pierre Stapley - 2010