Prelude: The Duplicity of Time -- Chapter 1. (Hegemonic) Calibrations in Anthropology -- Chapter 2. Evolution’s Anticipation of Horology? -- Chapter 3. ‘Hours Don’t Make Work’: Kairos, Chronos, and the Spirit of Work in Trinidad -- Chapter 4. Past Times: Temporal Structuring of History and Memory -- Chapter 5. Tensions of the Times: Homochronism versus Narratives of Postcolonialism.-Chapter 6. Thinking Through Homochronic Hegemony Ethnographically. .
This book explores how modern concepts of time constrain our understanding of temporal diversity. Time is a necessary and pervasive dimension of scholarship, yet rarely have the cultural assumptions about time been explored. This book looks at how anthropology--a discipline known for the study of cultural, linguistic, historical, and biological variation and differences--is blind to temporalities outside of the logics of European-derived ideas about time. While the argument focuses primarily on anthropology, its points can be applied to other fields in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. ..