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Social Conceptions of Time

Structure and Process in Work and Everyday Life


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

  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

About the authors

KOEN BREEDVELD Research Fellow, Social and Cultural Planning Office, The Netherlands MARILYN CARROLL Research Associate, European Work and Employment Research Centre, Manchester School of Management DAVINA CHAPLIN previously Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire ROSEMARY DEEM Professor of Education, University of Bristol COLETTE FAGAN Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester JONATHAN GERSHUNY Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex JACKIE GOODE Researcher, Management Centre, King's College London SAM HILLYARD Lecturer in Sociology, University of Nottingham MARY HOLMES Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen DAVID KNIGHTS Professor of Organizational Analysis, Head of the School of Management, Keele University WIM KNULST Professor, Leisure Studies Department, Tilburg University, The Netherlands MICHAEL NEARY Lecturer in Sociology, University of Warwick PAMELA ODIH Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London GLENN RIKOWSKI Lecturer, University College, Northampton KEN ROBERTS Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool ELIZABETH BORTOLAIA SILVA Senior Research Fellow in Sociology, and Research Director, National Everyday Cultures Programme, Open University MARK SMITH Lecturer in Employment Studies, Manchester School of Management JOHN URRY Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University ANDRIES VAN DEN BROEK Research Unit, Social and Cultural Planning Office, The Netherlands TRACEY WARREN Lecturer in Sociology, University of Nottingham

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Conceptions of Time
  • Book Subtitle Structure and Process in Work and Everyday Life
  • Editors G. Crow
    S. Heath
  • Series Title Explorations in Sociology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-98499-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-43088-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50192-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Theory
    Social Work
    Sociology, general
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