Time: the particular and the universal

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen

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Different senses and different mobilities are organised in, and through, and sometimes against, various times and memories. In Sociology beyond Societies, John Urry primarily takes an outset in the differences between instantaneous time and clock time. Clock time is the ordering necessary for the industrialization of societies where a synchronization and measurement of time is essential for the production system. Clock time is essential in all shared physical mobilities systems. Understanding everyday life within the time regimes John lays out provided the author with a way to understanding the stories about, and the rationalities individuals ascribe to, the car. Time is related and measured in all transport modes. Time is an essential parameter in socio-economic traffic models, where transport time is still perceived as wasted time. It seems that the power of individualization as the pathway to freedom has outruled the power of people, communities and institutions as drivers of change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobilities and Complexities
EditorsOle B. Jensen, Sven Kesselring, Mimi Sheller
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9780429470097
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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