The Sociology of Time

  • John¬†Hassard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: The Sociological Study of Time

  3. The Concept of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Elliott Jaques
      Pages 21-34
    3. Georges Gurvitch
      Pages 35-44
  4. Social-time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Radhakamal Mukerjee
      Pages 47-55
    3. Pitirim Sorokin, Robert Merton
      Pages 56-66
    4. Georges Gurvitch
      Pages 67-76
    5. J. David Lewis, Andrew J. Weigart
      Pages 77-101
  5. Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  6. Work and Organisations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Donald Roy
      Pages 155-167
    3. Eviatar Zerubavel
      Pages 168-177
    4. Stanley Cohen, Laurie Taylor
      Pages 178-187
  7. Culture and Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Lewis Coser, Rose Coser
      Pages 191-202
    3. Bronislaw Malinowski
      Pages 203-218

About this book


The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of time. Based on selected contributions from leading writers, it illustrates the range of issues and perspectives which define the field. The volume traces distinct traditions of time analysis in social science and uses these to explain, for example, the development of capitalist time-consciousness, the ways we structure time in organizations and institutions, and how our time perceptions change in line with changes in culture. The book is for those who wish to understand how time comes to condition our everyday actions and affairs.


Institution organization Pierre Bourdieu sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • John¬†Hassard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-20871-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20869-2
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