Time: Mechanism and Measurement

Teaching a seminar on time this winter at UC Davis. Here's the flyer:

And here's the readings list: Adam, Barbara. 2002. “Perceptions of Time.” In Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Tim Ingold, 503–26. London and New York: Routledge. Borges, Jorge Luis. 1962. “Funes, The Memorious.” In Ficciones, 107–15. New York: Grove Press. Chiang, Ted. 1998. “Story of Your Life.” Starlight 2. Cushman, Robert E. 1953. “Greek and Christian Views of Time.” The Journal of Religion 33 (4): 254–65. Drake, Stillman. 1975. “The Role of Music in Galileo’s Experiments.” Scientific American 72: 98–105. Elias, N. 1992. Time: An Essay. http://www.umlaufoviny.com/Liberec/CAD/texty/Elias_Time.pdf. Evans-Pritchard, E.E. 1939. “Nuer Time-Reckoning.” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 12 (2): 189–216. Flusser, Vilem. 2012. “Vampyroteuthian Existence.” In Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, 71–80. New York: Atropos Press. Galison, Peter. 2000. “Einstein’s Clocks: The Place of TIme.” Critical Inquiry 26 (2): 355–89. Geertz, Clifford. 1973. “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali.” In The Interpretation of Cultures, 360–412. New York, N.Y.: Basic Books. http://hypergeertz.jku.at/GeertzTexts/Person_Time_Conduct.htm. Gleick, James. 2016. “A Nonlinear History of Time Travel.” Nautilus, September. http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/a-nonlinear-history-of-time-travel. Glucksmann, Miriam A. 1998. “‘What a Difference a Day Makes’: A Theoretical and Historical Exploration of Temporality and Gender.” Sociology 32 (2): 239–58. Greenwood, Veronique. 2016. “How Sunflowers Follow the SUn.” The Atlantic, August. http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/why-sunflowers-follow-the-sun/497711/. Ingold, Tim. 2000. “Work, Time and Industry.” In The Perception of the Environment, 323–38. London and New York: Routledge. Jackson, Steven J. 2016. “Speed, Time, Infrastructure: Temporalities of Breakdown, Maintenance, and Repair.” In Sociology of Speed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Le Goff, Jacques. 1980. “Merchant’s Time and Church’s Time in the Middle Ages.” In Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Arthur Goldhammer, 29–42. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Lefebvre, Henri, and Catherine Regulier. 1999. “The Rhythmanalytical Project.” Rethinking Marxism 11 (1): 5–13. Lock, Margaret. 2004. “Living Cadavers and the Calculation of Death.” Body & Society 10 (2–3): 135–52. Marx, Karl. 1867. “The Working Day.” In Capital, Volume 1. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch10.htm. Miyazaki, Shintaro. 2012. “Algorhythmics: Understanding Micro-Temporality in Computational Cultures.” Computational Culture, no. 28 September. Munn, Nancy D. 1992. “The Cultural Anthropology of Time: A Critical Essay.” Annual Review of Anthropology 21: 93–123. Postill, John. 2002. “Clock and Calendar Time: A Missing Anthropological Problem.” Time & Society 11 (23): 251–70. Sanger, Eva. 2015. “Obstetrical Care as a Matter of Time: Ultrasound Screening, Temporality and Prevention.” HPLS 37 (1): 104–20. Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. 1986. “Railroad Space and Railroad Time.” In The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century, 33–44. University of California Press. http://www.daaq.net/folio/bibliography/b_schivelbusch.html. Spinney, Laura. 2005. “How Time Flies.” Guardian Unlimited, February 24. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/feb/24/4. Thompson, E. P. 1967. “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism.” Past & Present, no. 38: 56–97. Traweek, Sharon. 1992. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. Treas, Judith. 2009. “Age in Standards and Standards for Age: Institutionalizing Chronological Age as Biographical Necessity.” In Standards and Their Stories: How Quantifying Classifying and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life, edited by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star, 65–87. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. 2015. “Arts of Noticing.” In The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, 17–25. Princeton: Princeton UP. Wajcman, Judy. 2008. “Life in the Fast Lane? Towards a Sociology of Technology and Time.” The British Journal of Sociology 59 (1): 59–77. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2007.00182.x. Whorf, Benjamin Lee. 1956. “The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language.” In Language, Thought, and Reality, edited by John B Carroll, 134–59. New York, N.Y: MIT Press and John Wiley & Sons. Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Alan Haywood, and Michael Ellis. 2011. “The Anthropocene: A New Epoch of Geological Time?” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, no. 369: 835–41.    

And here's the readings list:

Adam, Barbara. 2002. “Perceptions of Time.” In Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Tim Ingold, 503–26. London and New York: Routledge.

Borges, Jorge Luis. 1962. “Funes, The Memorious.” In Ficciones, 107–15. New York: Grove Press.

Chiang, Ted. 1998. “Story of Your Life.” Starlight 2.

Cushman, Robert E. 1953. “Greek and Christian Views of Time.” The Journal of Religion 33 (4): 254–65.

Drake, Stillman. 1975. “The Role of Music in Galileo’s Experiments.” Scientific American 72: 98–105.

Elias, N. 1992. Time: An Essay. http://www.umlaufoviny.com/Liberec/CAD/texty/Elias_Time.pdf.

Evans-Pritchard, E.E. 1939. “Nuer Time-Reckoning.” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 12 (2): 189–216.

Flusser, Vilem. 2012. “Vampyroteuthian Existence.” In Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, 71–80. New York: Atropos Press.

Galison, Peter. 2000. “Einstein’s Clocks: The Place of TIme.” Critical Inquiry 26 (2): 355–89.

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali.” In The Interpretation of Cultures, 360–412. New York, N.Y.: Basic Books. http://hypergeertz.jku.at/GeertzTexts/Person_Time_Conduct.htm.

Gleick, James. 2016. “A Nonlinear History of Time Travel.” Nautilus, September. http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/a-nonlinear-history-of-time-travel.

Glucksmann, Miriam A. 1998. “‘What a Difference a Day Makes’: A Theoretical and Historical Exploration of Temporality and Gender.” Sociology 32 (2): 239–58.

Greenwood, Veronique. 2016. “How Sunflowers Follow the SUn.” The Atlantic, August. http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/why-sunflowers-follow-the-sun/497711/.

Ingold, Tim. 2000. “Work, Time and Industry.” In The Perception of the Environment, 323–38. London and New York: Routledge.

Jackson, Steven J. 2016. “Speed, Time, Infrastructure: Temporalities of Breakdown, Maintenance, and Repair.” In Sociology of Speed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Le Goff, Jacques. 1980. “Merchant’s Time and Church’s Time in the Middle Ages.” In Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Arthur Goldhammer, 29–42. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lefebvre, Henri, and Catherine Regulier. 1999. “The Rhythmanalytical Project.” Rethinking Marxism 11 (1): 5–13.

Lock, Margaret. 2004. “Living Cadavers and the Calculation of Death.” Body & Society 10 (2–3): 135–52.

Marx, Karl. 1867. “The Working Day.” In Capital, Volume 1. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch10.htm.

Miyazaki, Shintaro. 2012. “Algorhythmics: Understanding Micro-Temporality in Computational Cultures.” Computational Culture, no. 28 September.

Munn, Nancy D. 1992. “The Cultural Anthropology of Time: A Critical Essay.” Annual Review of Anthropology 21: 93–123.

Postill, John. 2002. “Clock and Calendar Time: A Missing Anthropological Problem.” Time & Society 11 (23): 251–70.

Sanger, Eva. 2015. “Obstetrical Care as a Matter of Time: Ultrasound Screening, Temporality and Prevention.” HPLS 37 (1): 104–20.

Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. 1986. “Railroad Space and Railroad Time.” In The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century, 33–44. University of California Press. http://www.daaq.net/folio/bibliography/b_schivelbusch.html.

Spinney, Laura. 2005. “How Time Flies.” Guardian Unlimited, February 24. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/feb/24/4.

Thompson, E. P. 1967. “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism.” Past & Present, no. 38: 56–97.

Traweek, Sharon. 1992. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Treas, Judith. 2009. “Age in Standards and Standards for Age: Institutionalizing Chronological Age as Biographical Necessity.” In Standards and Their Stories: How Quantifying Classifying and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life, edited by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star, 65–87. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. 2015. “Arts of Noticing.” In The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, 17–25. Princeton: Princeton UP.

Wajcman, Judy. 2008. “Life in the Fast Lane? Towards a Sociology of Technology and Time.” The British Journal of Sociology 59 (1): 59–77. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2007.00182.x.

Whorf, Benjamin Lee. 1956. “The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language.” In Language, Thought, and Reality, edited by John B Carroll, 134–59. New York, N.Y: MIT Press and John Wiley & Sons.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Alan Haywood, and Michael Ellis. 2011. “The Anthropocene: A New Epoch of Geological Time?” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, no. 369: 835–41.