Author profile: Kevin Birth

Kevin Birth is a professor of anthropology at Queens College of the City University of New York.  He has written extensively on cultural conceptions of time, including the numerous articles and the books Any Time is Trinidad Time (University Press of Florida, 1999), Objects of Time: How Things Shape Temporality (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and Time Blind: Problems in Perceiving Other Temporalities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

The relationship of time, politics and globalisation involves the interaction of the global imposition of a Western timescale and local ideas of timekeeping.

Review – The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950

Review – The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950

An extremely valuable addition to literature on the history of time standardization and globalization which challenges dominant narratives of inevitable progress.

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