Vessels of Time: An Essay on Temporal Change and Social Transformation Akos Ostor

ISBN: 9780195632859

Published: February 17th 1994

Hardcover

120 pages


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Vessels of Time: An Essay on Temporal Change and Social Transformation  by  Akos Ostor

Vessels of Time: An Essay on Temporal Change and Social Transformation by Akos Ostor
February 17th 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 120 pages | ISBN: 9780195632859 | 10.20 Mb

Is the concept of time among the Salteaux, Balinese, Nuer, or Pitanjare similar or different? What about ancient India and China or medieval Europe or industrialized America? This elegantly structured book is an exploration of the theoretical,MoreIs the concept of time among the Salteaux, Balinese, Nuer, or Pitanjare similar or different? What about ancient India and China or medieval Europe or industrialized America? This elegantly structured book is an exploration of the theoretical, methodological, and interpretative questions of what is involved when we talk about time in different societies, Western and non-Western, in contemporary and historical contexts.

The author concludes that time in an anthropological sense is not a universal condition with a constant meaning throughout histories and societies and that the anthropologists task is to find ways of comparing the differences, thereby opening cultures and traditions to each other in a more egalitarian way than has ever been possible.



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