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A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©1997.
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In this engaging and spirited book, eminent social psychologist Robert Levine asks us to explore a dimension of our experience that we take for granted - our perception of time. When we travel to a different country, or even a different city in the United States, we assume that a certain amount of cultural adjustment will be required, whether it's getting used to new food or negotiating a foreign language, adapting
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levine, Robert, 1945-
Geography of time.
New York : BasicBooks, c1997
(OCoLC)654289342
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 0465028926 9780465028924 0465026427 9780465026425
OCLC Number: 36241695
Description: xx, 258 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface : Time talks with an accent --
pt. 1. Social time : the heartbeat of culture --
1. Tempo : the speed of life --
2. Duration : the psychological clock --
3. A brief history of clock time --
4. Living on event time --
5. Time and power : the rules of the waiting game --
pt. 2. Fast, slow, and the quality of life --
6. Where is life fastest? --
7. Health, wealth, happiness, and charity --
8. Japan's contradiction --
pt. 3. Changing pace --
9. Time literacy : learning the silent language --
10. Minding your time, timing your mind --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Levine.

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A social psychologist presents an illuminating portrait of time as a human construct, tracing its evolution through history and exploring its various incarnations in cultures throughout the world. He  Read more...

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