Social Conceptions of Time

Structure and Process in Work and Everyday Life

  • Graham Crow
  • Sue Heath

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Graham Crow, Sue Heath
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Political Economy of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. John Urry
      Pages 11-23
    3. Michael Neary, Glenn Rikowski
      Pages 53-65
  4. Work Time

  5. Time in Everyday Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Andries van den Broek, Koen Breedveld, Wim Knulst
      Pages 195-214
    3. Davina Chaplin
      Pages 215-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-266

About this book


This book is concerned with the significance of time in work and everyday life. The contributors are among the foremost authorities in the field, and their up-to-date contributions consider the changing social meanings that time has in work, leisure and everyday routines. Together they provide a combination of theoretical and empirically-based approaches that reveal the social significance of time in all aspects of everyday lives.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Graham Crow
    • 1
  • Sue Heath
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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